purple avens


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Related to purple avens: Geum rivale, water avens
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Noun1.purple avens - North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruitspurple avens - North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits
avens - any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers
2.purple avens - erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petalspurple avens - erect perennial of north temperate zone having pinnate leaves and a few nodding flowers with a brown-purple calyx and orange and pink petals
avens - any of various perennials of the genus Geum having usually pinnate basal leaves and variously colored flowers
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At-risk plant species stand to benefit as well, including glade spurge, purple avens, Jacob's ladder, alder-leaved buck-thorn, and manna grass.