Geum macrophyllum Large leaf Avens
Aggregate Ponds Info
Aggregate Ponds (Milepost 118 of the North Cascades Highway)
About one mile west of the Goodell Creek Campground is the entrance road to these human-made ponds. Material dredged from this area was used in the construction of SR 20. Now the ponds are excellent birding areas. Keep in mind that these ponds are owned by Seattle City Light and vehicle access is not permitted. Park at least fifty feet from the gate and continue on foot.
along Meiss Lake Trail
Species: G. canadense
This plant grows in the Cardin Alvar micro-environment. Alvars occur around the globe where receding glacial ice left exposed limestone pavements. The plants include many western species not generally found in the northeast.
yellow avens (Geum aleppicum) during the annual spring Allegany Nature Pilgrimage; photo ref.: Avens,Yellow_ANP_Jun4'00_©DaveSpier_1581-25iN
Geum /ˈdʒiːəm/, commonly called avens, is a genus of about 50 species of rhizomatous perennial herbaceous plants in the rose family Rosaceae, native to Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa, and New Zealand. They are closely related to Potentilla and Fragaria. From a basal rosette of leaves they produce flowers on wiry stalks, in shades of red, yellow and orange, in midsummer. Geum species are evergreen except where winter temperatures drop below 0 °F (−18 °C)....