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A yellow-flowered Eurasian plant which favours damp shady habitats.Also called herb bennet
- ‘Wood sanicle, wood avens, water avens and enchanter's nightshade are all common examples which can be seen at Knockbarron.’
- ‘The ground flora is predominantly nettle, wood avens and various woodland grasses with dog's mercury associated with the coppiced area.’
- ‘The return track is similarly waymarked, and although parallel and only a field away had quite a different ambience, more flowers including wood avens, a neat farm, dry-stone walls, and nesting boxes for tits, facing north as they should.’
- ‘Plants found on site include wood dock, wood avens, wood anemone, enchanters nightshade, ramsons, bluebell, arum and sweet and dog violet.’
- ‘The ground flora along this fringe is quite rich in places with abundant dog's mercury and wood avens, also wood spurge and rarely sanicle, broad-leaved helleborine, common twayblade, common Solomon's seal, meadow saffron and early purple orchid.’
- ‘The ground flora is rich and includes wood anemone, primrose, yellow archangel, sweet woodruff, sanicle and wood avens.’
- ‘Dog's mercury, wood avens, wood sorrel, yellow archangel, male fern, wood sedge and other woodland plants are also present.’
- ‘Herbacious plants here are sedges, trout lily, wood avens, and brome grass.’
- ‘The steeper slopes and cliffs of Augill support a mixed woodland of ash, birch and rowan with an interesting ground flora including species such as bluebell, sanicle and wood avens.’
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