Family: Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Geum canadense

Common Name: White Avens

DescriptionA rough somewhat sprawling plant with white flowers and hooked seed pods.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Wild Flowers
Sunlightsun to partial shade
Moistureaverage to dry
Soil & SiteFound growing in thickets, woodland edges, woodland opening in dry to moist soil.
Flowerswhite, 5 petals with 5 alternating narrow sepals, solitary or in small clusters and the numerous stamens surrounded a mounded center, May to June
Fruitmounded seed head, seeds have a hooked seed pod, hooks are transformed styles
Leavesalternate, lower leaves have 3 toothed leaflets and the leaf stalks get smaller up the stem, pair of leafy stipules will be found at the base of the leaves
Dimensionsup to 2.5 feet tall
Native SiteNative
Misc FactsThe name Geum is derived from the Greek "geno" which means "to yield an agreeable fragrance" or from the Greek word "geuein" which means to "to give a good taste".
Notes & Reference#14-Hedge maids and Fairy Candles (Jack Sanders) , #65-North Woods Wildflowers (Doug Ladd), #100-Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest (Merel Black and Emmet Judziewicz)
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