Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Geum geniculatum Michaux. Bent Avens. Phen: Late Jun-Aug; Aug-Sep. Hab: Seeps, seepy boulderfield forests, grassy balds, cliff bases, banks of cool streams up to about 5 m wide, at high to moderate elevations. Dist: G. geniculatum is apparently restricted (though locally fairly common in the prime habitats) to the few highest peaks in nw. NC and ne. TN: the Roan Mountain massif (Roan High Knob, Roan High Bluff, Round Bald, Jane Bald, Grassy Ridge, Little Hump Mountain, Big Yellow Mountain, and Big Hump Mountain; Avery and Mitchell counties, NC, and Carter County, TN), Grandfather Mountain (Avery, Watauga, and Caldwell counties, NC), and Rich Mountain (Watauga County, NC).

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Syn: = FNA9, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tn, W, Bolle (1933), Robertson (1974)

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