Geum canadense Jacq.
Common Name: WHITE AVENS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Geum canadense A. A. Reznicek

Rich deciduous forests (and northern hardwoods), especially in moist places, but occasionally in drier oak-hickory forests; swamps and streamsides.

This is a variable species, perhaps even more so than others in the genus, but it does not seem worthwhile to apply names to the variants. It is a much commoner and more widespread white-flowered species than G. laciniatum, though the petals in both usually dry ± yellowish. The small heads, prominent white petals, and tendency to trifoliolate leaves will help in identification. The slender puberulent pedicels have at most a few long hairs intermixed, in contrast with those of G. laciniatum. One collection from Delta Co. has a glandular beak on the fruit, as in G. macrophyllum. See under G. laciniatum for the hybrid G. ×cortlandicum and G. urbanum for G. ×catlingii.


Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
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Emmet County
Genesee County
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Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
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Iron County
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Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
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    Only on Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
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Tuscola County
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MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. February 26, 2021.