Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1672

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare (an endemic)

Look for it in forests, on streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Basal rosette

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Waldsteinia lobata   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Waldsteinia lobata

 

COMMON NAME:
Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry


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image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm190412_7233

April    Rabun County    GA

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm190412_7235

April    Rabun County    GA

Found in a small area in northern GA, northwest SC, & southwest NC, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm190412_7239

April    Rabun County    GA

The green, triangular, spreading sepals are often longer than the petals, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm190412_7241

April    Rabun County    GA

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm190412_7242

April    Rabun County    GA

Small patches spread by underground stems and runners, per Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia.

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwlobata_pl1

May        

Leaves rounded, with a heart-shaped base and 3-5 shallow lobes, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmwlobata_pl2

May        

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm071101_017

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Leaves are three-lobed (not divided), per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Geum lobatum, Piedmont Barren Strawberry, Lobed Barren Strawberry

JK Marlow    jkm071101_024

November    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District