Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Geum aleppicum Jacq. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Rosaceae
Geum aleppicum Jacq.
yellow avens
Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
aleppicum: of Aleppo
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 20"-40" tall forb; stems stout and very hairy
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, spreading petals only slightly longer than the sepals; inflorescence of erect flowers on long stalks; blooms May-July
Fruit:about 200 or more hooked, dry seed
Leaf:pinnately-divided, 3-parted, or undivided; toothed, end and side segments of basal leaves mostly alike
Habitat: wet; meadows, woods, forests, swamps

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Geum aleppicum Jacq. subsp. strictum (Aiton) R.T.Clausen
Geum aleppicum Jacq. var. strictum (Aiton) Fernald
Geum strictum Aiton
Geum strictum Aiton var. decurrens (Rydb.) Kearney & Peebles

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