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Purple Avens - Geum rivale


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Stems erect or ascending, 25–80 cm, sparsely hirsute below. Leaf blades oblong, hirsute, 8–20 cm long, divided into 2 to 6 ovate, dentate main lateral leaflets; the terminal leaflet cuneate-ovate, lobed. Inflorescence an open, leafy-bracteate cyme. Flowers ascending to nodding; hypanthium cup-shaped; sepals purple, 7–11 mm long, erect; petals pinkish with purple veins, 6–10 mm long. Achenes 3–4 mm long, long-hairy; persistent style 8–12 mm long, long-hairy and glandular below; the deciduous, spreading upper portion hirsute (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Circumboreal south to WA, NM, IN and NJ (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 33

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Habitat
Wet soil of meadows, thickets, fens, marshes, spruce forest; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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