Geum vernum (Raf.) T. & G.
Common Name: SPRING AVENS
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Geum vernum B. S. Walters

Local in rich moist forests.

Distinctive in its very small, early-blooming flowers, basal leaves with usually simple cordate blades, and strongly elevated head of achenes.

This is a plant that has clearly increased in abundance and distribution in recent years.

Locations

Berrien County
Calhoun County
Hillsdale County
Ionia County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Monroe County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2491.