Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare, narrowly endemic to NC-TN

Look for it on high elevation rocky summits, in thin soil at tops of cliffs & on ledges (where not trampled), in pockets of soil on nearly vertical portions of cliffs, in open grassy balds, around Rhododendron catawbiense in grassy balds, or in grassy areas at bases of cliffs (where succession by shrubs is prevented by accumulation of seepage ice & by stone fall), per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx/5 bracts
5 petals
Numerous stamens

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum radiatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 097-07-007:
Geum radiatum   FAMILY Rosaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Avens, Appalachian Avens, Spreading Avens, Cliff Avens


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image of Geum radiatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_18

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Large basal leaves, the terminal lobe kidney-shaped & up to 6" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Geum radiatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_20

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

image of Geum radiatum

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_33

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Flowers terminal on erect stems, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Geum radiatum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmg_radiatum

Month Unknown        

image of Geum radiatum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgradiatum_rm1

Month Unknown        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

image of Geum radiatum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgradiatum_rm4

Month Unknown        NC-TN

The Roan Highlands

Deep yellow flowers to 1.5" across, petals notched at rounded tip, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.