Geum
avens
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Geum aleppicumyellow avens
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east across Canada and the U.S., except the south-central and southeast regions, to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Shores, streams, damp thickets, damp forests, wet meadows, and peatlands.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July
Growth Duration: perennial
Geum macrophyllumbigleaf avens, large-leaved avens
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Baja California, east to the Great Plains and east across Canada to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Common in moist woods and meadows from sea level to subalpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Geum rivalepurple avens, water avens
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in the northeastern counties in Washington British Columbia to northeastern Washington, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region and northeastern North America; circumboreal.
Habitat: Stream banks, lake shores, bogs and wet meadows from middle elevations to the subalpine.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Geum rossiiRoss's avens
Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in the Wenatchee Mountains in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, and eastward across northern Canada to Greenland; also in Far East Russia.
Habitat: Arctic tundra, high gravelly meadows and scree slopes.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June- August
Growth Duration: perennial
Geum triflorumprairie smoke, old-man's whiskers
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Yukon Territory to California, east to the northern Great Plains, and Great Lakes regions.
Habitat: Prairies, balds, and moister places in the sagebrush plains, from the foothills to subalpine ridges.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-August
Growth Duration: perennial
Geum urbanumherb-bennet
Distribution: In scattered locations on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon, east to Idaho and Utah.
Habitat: Disturbed areas in including, roadsides, wastelots, and fields.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Flowers: May-September
Growth Duration: perennial