Family

Rose.

Colour

White.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

General.

Time Of Bloom

May-August.

Guarding the borders of the thickets and open woods we find the white avens. It is a less conspicuous plant than either G. rivale or G. strictum, pages 52 and 53, and has small, short, white petals. We must infer that its lack of an attractive appearance is really premeditated, and for the purpose of preventing our noting its whereabouts, to avoid it; as in the late season it sheds abroad very little of the milk of human kindness in attaching its burrs to the unfortunate.