Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2481

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, though locally fairly common

Look for it in seeps, seepy boulderfield forests, grassy balds, cliff bases, banks of cool streams up to about 5m wide, at high to moderate elevations on Grandfather Mtn, the Roan Mtn massif, and Rich Mtn, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple, divided or compound
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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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-07-006:
Geum geniculatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bent Avens


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image of Geum geniculatum

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

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmggeniculatum_gfm3

June    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

image of Geum geniculatum

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

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

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.