Geum species

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Scientific Name Geum rivale USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Purple Avens, Water Avens ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet Reference
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Description Life zones and habitat: To subalpine. Moist locations in meadows, along stream banks, in bogs and near ponds.
Plant: Erect perennial, 16 to 24 inches tall, hairy stems.
Leaves: Compound basal leaves pinnately divided into 7 to 15 large leaflets; 3 at end larger and obovate, edges with sharp teeth; 2 to 5 alternate, lanceolate stem leaves, deeply lobed.
Inflorescence: Open cluster of 3 to 7 urn-shaped flowers, nodding as buds, more erect in bloom; reddish purple pointed sepals; 5 yellow to pink petals; 100 or more stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from
Colorado Status
Scientific Name Geum triflorum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Prairie Smoke ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rosaceae (Rose) Wildflower Center
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Description Montane and subalpine life zones; erect perennial 6 to 20 inches tall; basal, hairy leaves, pinnately compound into fern-like segments; pink bell-shaped nodding flowers in groups of three. Descr. excerpt from "A Field Guide to Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier. Colorado Status

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