Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Geum vernum (Raf.) Torr. & A.Gray image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           
Family Rosaceae
Geum vernum (Raf.) Torr. & A.Gray
spring avens
Geum: an ancient Latin name used by Pliny for this group
vernum: of spring
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 12"-24" tall forb
Flower: yellow to white, 5-parted, 1/8" wide, petals the same length as the sepals; blooms April-May
Fruit:dry seed, in short stalked cluster
Leaf:some basal leaves long-stalked, almost undivided; stem leaves pinnately-divided to 3-parted
Habitat: woods; in rich soil

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Stylypus vernus Raf.

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