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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gevi4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170325_215

March    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120628_332b

June    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120702_373

July    Greenville County    SC

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

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JK Marlow    jkm120702_376

July    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120703_404

July    Greenville County    SC

Flowers about 0.6" wide, the petals much shorter than the sepals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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

image of Geum virginianum

JK Marlow    jkm120827_065

August    Greenville County    SC

Densely soft-hairy, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Geum virginianum

JK Marlow    jkm120828_077

August    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120829_134

August    Greenville County    SC

Principal leaves irregularly pinnate, w mostly ovate to lanceolate segments, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm160827_683

August    Henderson County    NC

Bearwallow Mountain

Stipules of Geum virginianum much larger than those of G. canadense.

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JK Marlow    jkm080921_010

September    Greenville County    SC

Mid-cauline leaves very coarsely toothed, with 1-5 teeth per cm of margin, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Geum virginianum

JK Marlow    jkm080921_012

September    Greenville County    SC

Larger stipules greater than 10mm wide, coarsely toothed or even lobed, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm080921_016

September    Greenville County    SC

Style persistent, with a tight kink; style above kink 1-2mm long & ~ deciduous, per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE Canada Sanicle and Pale Avens

image of Geum virginianum

JK Marlow    jkm080921_019

September    Greenville County    SC


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fruit of Galium, Geum and Sanicula species

image of Geum virginianum

JK Marlow    jkm080921_030

September    Greenville County    SC

Calyx reflexed soon after anthesis, per Weakley's Flora.