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Plant Details

Geum radiatum

Appalachian avens, Cliff avens, Spreading avens

Scientific Name:

Geum radiatum

Common Name:

Appalachian avens, Cliff avens, Spreading avens

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

Up to 1.5

Light:

Full-sun

Soil Moisture:

Xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

July

Bloom Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

High elevation rocky summits.  In thin soil on cliffs and rocky ledges.

State Rank:

S2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in NC because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

Global Rank:

G2 - 6-20 Extant Populations - Imperiled in the world because of rarity or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from NC (*)

State Status:

SC/E - Special Concern, Endangered (*)

Geum radiatum blossom detail, Roan Mountain

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© Will Stuart, 2015

Geum radiatum leaves and flower buds, Roan Mountain

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© Will Stuart, 2015

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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