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White Avens
Geum canadense

White Avens (Geum canadense) Other common names: Canada Avens

Other scientific names: Geum carolinianum

French names: Benoîte du Canada

Family: Rose Family (Rosaceae)

Group: Avens

Similar species:
  •   Catlings Avens (Geum X catlingii) - Pale yellow flowers, spare.

  •   Wood Avens (Geum urbanum) - Yellow flowers.

  •   Yellow Avens (Geum aleppicum) - Yellow flowers.

  •   Water Avens (Geum rivale) - Flowers very different, grows in wetlands.

Flowers: Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate, Toothed

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 232    Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 28    ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 367   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: canadense: of Canada, Canadian

Photographs: 59 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

White Avens (Geum canadense)

The white flower.

White Avens (Geum canadense)

Another view.

White Avens (Geum canadense)

Overall form of White Avens.

White Avens (Geum canadense)


White Avens (Geum canadense)

Flower and leaf. Note the absense of large stipules (small leaves that occur at the base of stalks).

White Avens (Geum canadense)

Seeds forming.

Range map for White Avens (Geum canadense)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)