Etymology: Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
Plants: erect, perennial, up to 40" tall forb with hairy stems
Leaves: basal leaves long-stalked, end segment round to kidney-shaped, often 3-lobed, much larger than the side segments; upper leaves usually 3-parted
Flowers: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, spreading petals somewhat longer than the sepals; inflorescence of erect flowers; blooms May-June
Fruits: hooked, dry seed
Habitat: moist; woods, rocky ledges
Conservation Status: Special Concern
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 6, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"