On bank in subalpine scrub
Alpine tussock field
Small prostrate plant with >1 bud per flower stalk, hence G. leiospermum.
Bonham State Park, Fannin County, Texas.
Collected with Elizabeth Rosenauer (before she became my wife!).
Collected with permit.
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)....