Wood Avens (Geum urbanum)

Folklore has it that wood avens can drive away evil spirits, and protect against rabid dogs and venomous snakes. It was associated with Christianity because its leaves grew in threes and its petals in fives (reminiscent of, respectively, the Holy Trinity and the Five Wounds). Astrologically, it was said to be ruled by Jupiter.

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Wood avens

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