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Geum rivale (Purple avens)
Smith, R.W.

Geum rivale

Geum rivale L.

Purple avens, Water avens

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: GERI2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

A hairy perennial with several purple flowers nodding from a 1 ft. high flowering stem. Large basal leaves are divided into three, lobed leaflets. Leaves along the flowering stem are also divided but much smaller.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul

Distribution

USA: CO , CT , IL , IN , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE
Native Distribution: Lab. to B.C. & Okanogan Co., WA, s. to n. NJ, WV, n. IL & ND; & in the Rockies to NM
Native Habitat: Swamps; wet meadows; bogs

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Wet to moist, acid soils.
Conditions Comments: A robust grower.

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: Will grow from seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seed needs no pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW OBL FACW OBL OBL FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Amandas Garden - Springwater, NY
* Available Online from Wildflower Center Store

Bibliography

* The Midwestern Native Garden: Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants An Illustrated Guide (2011) Adelman, Charlotte and Schwartz, Bernard L.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Geum rivale in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Geum rivale in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Geum rivale

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff

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