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Spring Avens



Scientific Name     

Geum vernum   Raf.   T. & G.

Family Name

Rosaceae (Rose family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

rich woods

Plant Height: 

30-60 cm tall, several erect pubescent stems from base

Flower Color: 

yellow to cream-colored

Flower: 

perfect; complete; 0.5 cm wide with 5 recurved petals as long as triangular sepals; stalk of ovary elongates into fruit

Inflorescence: 

loose cymes terminating stems

Fruit: 

achenes beaked with persistent styles and stigmas

Leaves: 

alternate; basal leaves toothed, typically unlobed but can be 3-5 lobed; cauline leaves variable have pubescence on underneath veins; stipules serrate

Bloom Time: 

Mid April- Mid May

Origins: 

native

Other: 

compare with Ranunculus arbortivus