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7. Geum peckii Pursh, Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 352. 1813.

Mountain avens

Plants subscapose. Stems 7–40 cm, glabrate, sparsely downy, or pilose proximally, downy or pilose distally. Leaves: basal 5–15 cm, blade strongly lyrate-pinnate, major leaflet 1, minor leaflets 4–10, terminal leaflet much larger than minor laterals; cauline 0.8–1.7(–2.5) cm, stipules not evident, blade ˂bractlike, not resembling basal˃, simple, 3-fid. Inflorescences 1–2(–4)-flowered. Pedicels densely downy, usually eglandular. Flowers erect; epicalyx bractlets 2–3 mm; hypanthium green; sepals spreading, 4–7 mm; petals spreading, yellow, obcordate, nearly orbiculate, or broadly ovate, 9–13 mm, nearly 2 times sepals, apex broadly rounded, emarginate, or irregularly erose. Fruiting tori sessile, glabrous. Fruiting styles wholly persistent, not geniculate-jointed, 6–9 mm, apex not hooked, pilose in basal 1/3, eglandular. 2n = 42.

Flowering summer. Alpine meadows, wet spots on rocky cliffs and slopes, montane streamsides, coastal bogs; of conservation concern; 0–1900 m; N.S.; N.H.

Geum peckii occurs at 0–10 m in Nova Scotia and at 1500–1900 m in New Hampshire.


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