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