Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Geum macrophyllum -- (Bigleaf Avens)

photos by Susan McDougall


Geum macrophyllum

Common in lowland open woods, alongside roads and trails, and in meadows, this Rose Family member may go unobserved in dense foliage, but the flowers are easily seen on their tall stem. The leaves are pinnately divided into rounded leaflets, with the terminal leaflet much larger than those on the side. The flowers are borne in an open, flat-topped cluster.

Location: Silver Falls Trailhead, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: June 5, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Silver Falls Trailhead, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7367, -121.5656, 1889
Date: June 5, 2014

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