Etymology: Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
Plants: erect, perennial, 12"-24" tall forb
Leaves: some basal leaves long-stalked, almost undivided; stem leaves pinnately-divided to 3-parted
Flowers: yellow to white, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, petals the same length as the sepals; blooms April-May
Fruits: dry seed, in short stalked cluster
Habitat: woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5, Wetland Indicator = FAC- USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key.