Geum species

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Scientific Name Geum macrophyllum USDA PLANTS Symbol
GEMA4
Common Name Bur Avens, Large-leaf Avens ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24654
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Foothills to subalpine life zones, moist areas in meadows, forests, streamsides; tall, erect perennial up to 3 feet high; compound leaves divided into many leaflets, the terminal (last) one divided into 3 parts; flowers with 5 roundish, bright yellow petals; bur-like seedhead with many styles. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Geum rossii USDA PLANTS Symbol
GERO2
Common Name Alpine Avens ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
24660
Family Rosaceae (Rose) SEINet
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones, hillsides, tundra; erect perennial 6 to 8 inches tall in dense mats, slender reddish stems; compound basal leaves up to 6 inches long divided into many small dark green leaflets; flowers with 5 roundish, bright yellow petals, 5 pointed green and purple sepals beneath, and many yellow stamens. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native

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