Geum aleppicum

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Geum aleppicum
Geum aleppicum WPC.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Geum
Species: G. aleppicum
Binomial name
Geum aleppicum

Geum aleppicum, commonly called yellow avens or common avens[1] is a flowering plant native to most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, from eastern Europe across Asia and North America.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 1 m tall with pinnate leaves. The flowers are 2 cm diameter, yellow, with five to seven toothed petals.[1]

There are two subspecies:

  • Geum aleppicum subsp. aleppicum. Europe and Asia.
  • Geum aleppicum subsp. strictum. North America.


  1. ^ a b Dickinson, T.; Metsger, D.; Bull, J.; & Dickinson, R. (2004) ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario. Toronto:Royal Ontario Museum, p. 367.

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