Geum aleppicum Jacq.
Common Name: YELLOW AVENS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 3
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Usually in moist places: meadows, marshy ground, along streams, thickets and swamps (coniferous and deciduous); deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests, especially along trails and in clearings; ditches and roadsides.

Quite variable in leaf shape and other characters, but recognized by the achene beak sparsely hairy at the very base (otherwise smooth), densely short-pilose receptacle, and yellow petals. There is often a short thick stalk (up to 4 mm long) in the fruiting head, not so pronounced as in G. rivale and G. vernum. This is our only species in which the pedicels may be almost as densely long-hairy as in G. laciniatum, which differs in having white petals shorter than the sepals, essentially glabrous receptacle, and achenes with glabrous beak (and sometimes also body, though this is usually pilose at the summit).

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2484.