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Geum aleppicum Jacquin. Yellow Avens. Phen: Jun-Jul; Jul-Aug. Hab: Floodplain forests, bogs, and boggy meadows. Dist: Circumboreal, in North America south to NJ, w. NC, ne. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997), IN, IL, IA, NM, and Mexico. The report for GA (Jones & Coile 1988) is in error.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Taxonomy Comments: American plants are sometimes separated from Eurasian ones as Geum aleppicum var. strictum (Aiton) Fernald or Geum strictum Aiton.

Synonymy: = FNA9, GrPl, GW2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, Bolle (1933), Robertson (1974); = Geum strictum Aiton; = n/a – Tat; > Geum aleppicum Jacq. ssp. strictum (Aiton) Clausen – NE; > Geum aleppicum Jacq. var. strictum (Aiton) Fernald – C, F, G

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Wetland Indicator Status:

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

Heliophily: 4

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