Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in SC Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist slope forests, bottomland forests, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple, divided or compound
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
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 canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum canadense var. canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-07-001:
Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
White Avens


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JK Marlow    jkm100626_106

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Sepals green, lanceolate, 4-7mm long, acute, spreading to reflexed, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm100626_107

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Flowers about 0.5" wide; 5 rounded petals about equal in length to sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Pale and White Avens

image of Geum canadense

JK Marlow    jkm100626_109

June    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

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JK Marlow    jkm130628_340342

June    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

image of Geum canadense

JK Marlow    jkm130628_352

June    Cherokee County    NC

Murphy River Walk

image of Geum canadense

JK Marlow    jkm0407n_14

July    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm080726_013

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Lower leaves have 3 ovate toothed leaflets, upper leaves usually simple, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Geum canadense

JK Marlow    jkm080726_016

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Lower leaves divided into 3-5 obovate leaflets; stems mostly smooth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Geum canadense

JK Marlow    jkm160727_426427

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm150827_899b

August    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Aggregation of achenes in dry, bristly heads with hook-like appendages, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fruits that are an aggregate of achenes

image of Geum canadense

JK Marlow    jkm160818_619

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls