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 virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-002:
Geum virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Geum hirsutum

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Geum virginianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Avens, Cream Avens


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Look for it in bottomland forests, moist slope forests, swamp forests, and extending upslope to mesic or even dry sites, especially over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

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

 

LEAVES:
Basal leaves vary from unlobed to 3-lobed or ternately or pinnately dissected. Stem leaves transition to simple and unlobed.
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Cream to pale yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
More than 25 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Geum virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

Pale Avens, Cream Avens