One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of a genus which comprises the avens.
- ‘Water Avens is another name for this species of geum which, unlike the rest of the genus, is a moisture-loving plant that will do well in damp places by a pond.’
- ‘Many kinds can go into the ground now, including asters, chrysanthemums, diascia, gaura, geranium, geum, and penstemon.’
- ‘This geum, which blooms on and off from May to October, is an attractive plant with coppery-pink flowers above a neat clump of fresh green leaves.’
- ‘Corydalis softens the edges of the birdbath, while, at front, heucheras mingle with orange-flowered geum.’
- ‘These include the dahlias and impatiens as well as roses, cyclamen, nicotiana, geum and the darkening petals of Sedum spectabile.’
Modern Latin, variant of Latin gaeum.
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