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We’ve had several interesting finds so far, but one that tells a particularly interesting story is Geum urbanum, also knows as Herb Bennet, Wood Avens and the Blessed Plant.

Its leaves have three parts, which according to christian folklore portray the holy trinity. And the five petals of its flowers are said to represent the five wounds of christ.

This is why carvings of this unassuming plant are often found in carvings in churches from the middle ages. Small but resplendent with history. A flower with a story indeed.

Geum urbanum

Geum urbanum: The blessed plant

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