OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Geum geniculatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-006:
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geum geniculatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Bent Avens


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image of Geum geniculatum, Bent Avens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggeniculatum_gfm1

June    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

Nodding cup-shaped yellowish flowers with numerous stamens and pistils, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Geum geniculatum, Bent Avens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggeniculatum_gfm2

June    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

Hairy greenish-maroon acute-tipped sepals about same length as petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Geum geniculatum, Bent Avens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggeniculatum_gfm3

June    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Geum geniculatum, Bent Avens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggeniculatum_habitgfm

June    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

Flowers in a weakly paniculate cyme, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Geum geniculatum, Bent Avens

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggeniculatum_lfgfm

June    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

Basal leaves with 3 large terminal divisions, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Geum geniculatum, Bent Avens

L.L. (Chick) Gaddy    llg_geumgeniculatum

July?        NC-TN

Petals almost truncate at apex, gradually narrowed to prominent claws, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Geum geniculatum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-006:
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geum geniculatum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2481

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Rare, though locally fairly common

Habitat: seeps, seepy boulderfield forests, grassy balds, cliff bases, banks of cool streams up to about 5 m wide, at high to moderate elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves with 3 large terminal divisions, the rachis with 1-4 lateral pairs of smaller divisions. Stem leaves trifoliolate or simple and 3-lobed.
Basal rosette & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Pinkish/Whitish/Lavender
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

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