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White Avens

Geum canadense Jacq.


White Avens is an erect native perennial plant, 1 to 2 feet high. Stems are slightly hairy above and more so lower; round, slender and occasionally branched. The upper stem will develop into a branched cluster of up to three flower stalks. Leaves consist of stalked lower basal leaves that have three (sometimes five), toothed leaflets, while the upper stem leaves are smaller toothed leaflets or single leaves with three major lobes. The terminal leaflet is always larger. Upper leaves are either sessile or with very short stalks. Leaves, especially the lower, have a bit of a wrinkled appearance.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jul 4, 2015
Submitted on Jul 4, 2015

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