Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3251

Forb
Perennial

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

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon or rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in bottomland forests, moist slope forests, swamp forests, and extending upslope to mesic or even dry sites, especially over mafic rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple, divided or compound
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Cream to pale yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
More than 25 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 virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-07-002:
Geum virginianum   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Geum virginianum

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Geum hirsutum

 

COMMON NAME:
Pale Avens, Cream Avens