Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2587

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Documented growing wild in - NC -

Rare

Look for it in forests, on streambanks, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Ternately compound
Basal
Petioles about 2" long

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 united sepals
5 petals
50 stamens or more

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Rosales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Geum fragarioides   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Waldsteinia fragarioides ssp. fragarioides   FAMILY Rosaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 097-03-001:
Waldsteinia fragarioides   FAMILY Rosaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Waldsteinia fragarioides var. fragarioides

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Waldsteinia fragarioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Barren Strawberry


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image of Geum fragarioides, Northern Barren Strawberry

Kevin Caldwell    kev_g_fragarioides1

April    Catawba County    NC

Petals 4-10mm (longer than the sepals), and the spread flower ~ 3/4" across, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Geum fragarioides, Northern Barren Strawberry

Kevin Caldwell    kev_g_fragarioides2

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Geum fragarioides, Northern Barren Strawberry

Kevin Caldwell    kev_g_fragarioides3

April    Catawba County    NC

Lvs 3-parted, cut to the base; leaflets wedge-shaped, toothed or scalloped, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Geum fragarioides, Northern Barren Strawberry

Kevin Caldwell    kev_g_fragarioides4

April    Catawba County    NC

Leaflet margins often incised, and leaflets quite shiny, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.