6 species
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Geum aleppicumyellow avens
Distribution: Occasional east of the Cascades, British Columbia to California, more common east of the Rockies in southern Canada.
Habitat: Along streams and in marshy or damp woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - July
Geum macrophyllumbigleaf avens, largeleaved avens
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades, Alaska to Baja California, east through Canada to Nova Scotia
Habitat: Common in moist woods and meadows from sea level to subalpine
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - August
Geum rivalepurple avens, water avens
Distribution: British Columbia and Okanogan County, Washington, east to Alberta, south in the Rocky Mountains to New Mexico.
Habitat: Stream banks, lake shores, bogs and wet meadows, at high elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: Late June - July
Geum rossiiRoss's avens
Distribution: In Washington known only from the Wenatchee Mountains; Alaska and northern Canada south in Rocky and Cascades mountains to Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico; also in Far East Russia and Greenland.
Habitat: Arctic tundra, high gravelly meadows and scree slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June- August
Geum triflorumprairie smoke, old man's whiskers, old-man's whiskers
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; widespread throughout the northern and western regions of North America.
Habitat: Moister places in the sagebrush plains and foothills to subalpine ridges.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-August
Geum urbanumherb-bennet
Distribution: In scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to Oregon and Utah; also occurring in northeastern U.S.
Habitat: Disturbed areas in including, roadsides, wastelots, and fields.
Origin: Introduced
Flowers: May-September