Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Geum rivale L. image
Photographer: Steve C. Garske           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kathryn Kirk

Kathryn Kirk

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

Robert W. Freckmann

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Janice Stiefel

Janice Stiefel
Family Rosaceae
Geum rivale L.
purple avens, water avens
Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
rivale: growing by streams
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-2' tall forb
Flower: purple, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, bell-shaped, petals yellowish with purple veins and a little shorter than the purple sepals; inflorescence of several nodding flowers in an open cluster; blooms May-July
Fruit:hooked, dry, spreading seeds
Leaf:basal leaves to 12", 3-5 parted; end leaflet oval to roundish, toothed and 3-lobed; stem leaves much smaller
Habitat: wet; meadows, forests, swamps
(Glossary)

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