Etymology: Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb
Leaves: basal leaves to 12", 3-5 parted; end leaflet oval to roundish, toothed and 3-lobed; stem leaves much smaller
Flowers: purple, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, bell-shaped, petals yellowish with purple veins and a little shorter than the purple sepals; inflorescence of several nodding flowers in an open cluster; blooms May-July
Fruits: hooked, dry, spreading seeds
Habitat: wet; meadows, forests, swamps
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 8, Wetland Indicator = OBL 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"