Geum
avens
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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, 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
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
Geum rossiiRoss's avens
Distribution: Occurring only in the Wenatchee Mountains in Washington; 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
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
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