Synonyms of Geum canadense: Geum camporum Rydb., Geum canadense var. brevipes Fernald, Geum canadense var. camporum (Rydb.) Fernald & Weath., Geum canadense var. grimesii Fernald & Weath., Geum canadense var. texanum Fernald & Weath.
Geum canadense Jacq. is the correct and accepted scientific name for the White Avens. It was named and described as such by Nicolaus Jacquin in Hortus Botanicus Vindobonensis in 1773.
The genus, Geum L., was named and described as such by Carl von Linnaeus in the first volume of the first edition of Species Plantarum in 1753.
Plants of the World Online lists 52 species in the Geum genus (as of 3-23-20 when I am updating this page). Geum is a member of the Rosaceae Family with a total of 106 species. Those numbers could change periodically.
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When spring came and I started taking photos of the early wildflowers I thought I better get some photos of the spring rosettes of the Geum canadense. It is pretty hard to imagine the plants above from 2018 and 2018 look like this when they first come up in the spring. Plus, they are in the back yard instead of having to go all the way to the back of the farm to get photos.
I have enjoyed photographing and learning about the many wildflowers growing on the farm and other areas. My farm is in Windsor, Missouri in Pettis County (Henry County is across the street and Benton and Johnson aren’t far away). I have grown over 500 different plants and most have pages listed on the right side of the blog. I am not an expert, botanist, or horticulturalist. I just like growing, photographing and writing about my experience. I rely on several websites for ID and a horticulturalist I contact if I cannot figure them out. Wildflowers can be somewhat variable from location to location, so sometimes it gets a bit confusing. If you see I have made an error, please let me know so I can correct what I have written.
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NOTE: Plants of the World Online is the most up-to-date database. It is very hard for some to keep with name changes these days so you may find a few discrepancies between the websites. Just be patient. Hopefully, someday they will be in harmony. 🙂