yellow avens

(Geum aleppicum)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not listed

yellow avens

NatureServe

NNR - Unranked

SNR - Unranked

Minnesota

not listed

Wetland
Indicator
Status

Great Plains

FACU - Facultative upland

Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative

Nativity

Native

Occurrence

Common

Photo by Kirk Nelson
Habitat

Wet. Forests, woodlands, thickets, meadows, marshes, streambanks, roadside ditches.

 
Flowering

June to July

 
Flower Color

Yellow

 
Height

12 to 48

 
 
Identification

The stems are stout. The entire stem is densely hairy, including near the base.

The terminal leaflet of the basal leaf is usually similar in shape and only slightly larger than the lateral leaflets. Lower stem leaves are pinnately divided into 5 to 9 leaflets. There are often minute, minor leaflets between the principal leaflets.

The flowers are yellow. The flower stalks (pedicels) do not have glandular hairs.

The fruiting styles do not have stalked glands.

 
Similar
Species

Large-leaved avens (Geum macrophyllum var. perincisum) terminal leaflet of the basal leaf is kidney-shaped and larger than the lateral leaflets. The pedicels are covered with fine, short, glandular hairs. The fruiting styles are sparsely to densely dotted with stalked glands.

White avens (Geum canadense) stems are slender. The lower stem is hairless or sparsely hairy. Basal and stem leaves ar divided into only 3 leaflets or lobes. The petals are yellow. It is found in wet areas.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28, 29.

 
Comments

Taxonomy
Some authorities recognize two subspecies: Geum aleppicum ssp. aleppicum, in Europe and Asia; and Geum aleppicum ssp. strictum, in North America.

 
Taxonomy

Family:

Rosaceae (rose)

 

Subfamily:

Rosoideae

 

Tribe:

Colurieae

 
Synonyms

Geum aleppicum ssp. strictum

Geum aleppicum var. strictum

Geum decurrens

Geum strictum

Geum strictum var. decurrens

 
Common
Names

Aleppo avens

yellow avens

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Published on Jul 2, 2016

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