Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Geum vernum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum vernum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-005:
Geum vernum   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring Avens


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Look for it in seepages, swamps, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

 

LEAVES:
Basal and lower stem leaves pinnately dissected or compound, the lateral divisions often again dissected
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
25-35 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Geum vernum   FAMILY Rosaceae

Spring Avens