Avens (Geum Aleppicum)
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Yellow Avens (Geum Aleppicum)
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(Yellow Avens (Geum Aleppicum) - 01
) The yellow avens is a summer blooming wildflower (June -
August) that grows to a height of from one to five feet. The taller ones
seem to be in locations where they are competing for sunlight. Yellow
avens usually are found in thickets and moist meadows, and north of a line from
New Jersey to Illinois.
(Yellow Avens (Geum Aleppicum) - 01a
) The leaves of the yellow avens are pinnate with as many
as nine toothed leaflets (according to the literature). The yellow avens
we have seen have three leaflets. These leaves alternate on the stalk and
sometimes have smaller solitary leaves, as pictured here.
(Yellow Avens (Geum Aleppicum) - 02
) The actual size of the yellow avens flower is one inch in
diameter. The yellow avens flower has five petals which, in this photo,
are just beginning to unfold; and when fully developed, are all yellow.
The numerous stamens and pistils are not developed enough to properly be seen in this photo.
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