Common names: Water avens, Purple avens, Nodding avens, Drooping avens; Scientific name: Geum rivale; Family: Rosaceae; Species: G. rivale.

Plant type: Perennial; Height: 20- 70cm; Flowering time: May to September; Flower color: Brown-red.

The flowers are hermaphrodite and are pollinated by Bees. Habitats include stream sides, pond edges, damp deciduous woodland and hay meadows. The leaves are odd-pinnate.