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Geum rivale L.
Purple avens, Water avens
USDA Symbol: GERI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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 CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
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
, 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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater 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.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Will grow from seed.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seed needs no pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
- Springwater, NY
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Record Modified: 2012-10-03
Research By: TWC Staff