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 canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum canadense var. canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-001:
Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Avens


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Look for it in moist slope forests, bottomland forests, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

 

...Wet ...Moist

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
More than 25 stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

White Avens