Geum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect perennial herbs. Leaves both rosetted at base and cauline, pinnate to deeply pinnatifid, reducing in size up stem; stipules usually adnate to petiole. Inflorescence a bracteate cyme, or flowers solitary. Flowers 5-merous; hypanthium saucer-shaped to cylindric; epicalyx lobes usually smaller than sepals; petals yellow or (not in Victoria) white, pink or reddish-orange; stamens numerous; ovary superior, 1 ovule per carpel, carpels and styles numerous. Fruit a head of achenes, styles persistent on achenes, hairy or glabrous, sometimes elongating at fruiting.

About 50 species in temperate and alpine regions, chiefly in the Northern Hemisphere; 2 species in Australia (1 endemic to Tasmania).

Source: Jeanes, J.A.; Jobson, P.C. (1996). Rosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
Higher taxa
genus Geum
Subordinate taxa
species Geum urbanum L.