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Geum canadense Jacquin. White Avens. Phen: May-Jul; Jul-Nov. Hab: Moist slope forests, bottomland forests, swamp forests, tidal swamps, rarely in submesic forests. Dist: NS west to ND, south to c. GA and TX; allegedly disjunct in Mexico (Villaseñor 2016).

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: Some authors have recognized a number of varieties in G. canadense (see synonymy); some (at least) of these may warrant recognition.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, FNA9, G, GrPl, GW2, K4, Mex, Mi, NY, Pa, RAB, S, S13, Tat, Tn, Va, W, Robertson (1974); > Geum canadense Jacq. var. brevipes Fernald – F, Bolle (1933); > Geum canadense Jacq. var. camporum (Rydb.) Fernald & Weath. – F, NcTx, Tx, Bolle (1933); > Geum canadense Jacq. var. canadense – F, Il, K1, K3, NE, WV, Bolle (1933); > Geum canadense Jacq. var. grimesii Fernald & Weath. – F, Il, Bolle (1933); > Geum canadense Jacq. var. texanum Fernald & Weath. – K3, NcTx, Tx

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FAC

Heliophily ?: 5

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