Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Geum macrophyllum Willd. image
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Family Rosaceae
Geum macrophyllum Willd.
big-leaved avens, large-leaved avens
Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
macrophyllum: macros for "large;" phyllos for "leaf"
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial, up to 40" tall forb with hairy stems
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, spreading petals somewhat longer than the sepals; inflorescence of erect flowers; blooms May-June
Fruit:hooked, dry seed
Leaf:basal leaves long-stalked, end segment round to kidney-shaped, often 3-lobed, much larger than the side segments; upper leaves usually 3-parted
Habitat: moist; woods, rocky ledges

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