Geum urbanum, SE: Nejlikrot, DE: Echte Nelkenwurz,
NL: Geel nagelkruid, UK: Wood Aven
|| ||Geum urbanum L.|
|| ||Echte Nelkenwurz|
|| ||Geel nagelkruid|
|| ||Wood Aven|
|| ||Rosaceae, Rose family, Rosväxter|
|| ||Height 30-70cm,upright|
|| ||Basal rosette, alternate, stalked, stipulate; stem leaves’ blade palmate, with 3 leaflets or 3-lobed|
|| ||Achene with hooked hairs; each flower gets about 70 fruits|
|| ||Near buildings, in parks, around farms, along roadsides and forest edges|
|| ||Common in southern and central Sweden|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Geum, from the Greek geno, "to yield an agreeable fragrance". When freshly dug, the root has a clove-like aroma. It was called "the Blessed Herb" in earlier times and the common name "Herb Bennet" is a possible corruption of that.
urbanum 'of a city' (urban!), and this is a very common 'weed' of cities, towns and villages.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.