OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum canadense var. canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Geum canadense

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-001:
Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geum canadense

 

COMMON NAME:
White Avens


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image of Geum canadense, White Avens

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.

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8994

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8996

June    Greenville County    SC

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, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm190604_9053

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm220626_8733

June    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

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.


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image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm160818_619

August    Polk County    NC

Pearson's Falls

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm180825_4185

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm180825_4186

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm180825_4187

August    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm210824_3064

August    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Geum canadense, White Avens

JK Marlow    jkm210824_3069

August    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geum canadense var. canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Geum canadense

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-07-001:
Geum canadense   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geum canadense

 

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609

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Moist slope forests, bottomland forests, swamp forests, tidal swamps, rarely in submesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Basal leaves vary from unlobed to 3-lobed or ternately or pinnately dissected. Stem leaves transition to simple and unlobed.
Basal & alternate (reduced upward)

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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