Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz
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"
|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|