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Geum radiatum

Appalachian Avens, Cliff Avens, Spreading Avens

Scientific Name:

Geum radiatum

Genus:

Geum

Species Epithet:

radiatum

Common Name:

Appalachian Avens, Cliff Avens, Spreading Avens

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

High elevation rocky summits, in thin soil at tops of cliffs and on ledges (where not trampled), in pockets of soil on nearly vertical portions of cliffs, in open grassy balds, around Rhododendron catawbiense in grassy balds, or in grassy areas at bases of cliffs (where succession by shrubs is prevented by accumulation of seepage ice and by stone fall) (Weakley 2015). Rare in the NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G2 - Imperiled (*Key)

State Status:

E: Endangered (*Key)

Federal Status:

E - Endangered (*Key)

Geum radiatum blossom detail, Roan Mountain

image

© Will Stuart, 2015

Geum radiatum leaves and flower buds, Roan Mountain

image

© Will Stuart, 2015

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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