Geum aleppicum Jacq.  
Family: Rosaceae
yellow avens
[Geum aleppicum subsp. strictum Jacq., Geum aleppicum var. strictum Jacq., Geum strictum Aiton, Geum strictum var. decurrens Aiton]
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
Plants: erect, perennial, 20"-40" tall forb; stems stout and very hairy
Leaves: pinnately-divided, 3-parted, or undivided; toothed, end and side segments of basal leaves mostly alike
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, spreading petals only slightly longer than the sepals; inflorescence of erect flowers on long stalks; blooms May-July
Fruits: about 200 or more hooked, dry seed
Habitat: wet; meadows, woods, forests, swamps
Conservation Status: Native
- petals yellow, equaling or usually exceeding sepals

- beaks with long hairs at the base

- achenes > 150 per head

- pedicels with some long hairs over short pubescence

- receptacle pilose

- cauline leaves pinnately compound (often including very small leaflets)

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Merel R. Black  
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Merel R. Black  
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Robert Bierman  
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