Avens, Rough-fruited/ Rough Avens

Geum virginianum
A hairy 1-3' plant. The toothed leaves are pinnately divided and the terminal leaflet is twice as long as the others. The flower stalks are hairy. The 5 cream-colored or greenish-yellow petals are smaller than the sweptback sepals. The oval 3/4" seed receptacles are densely bristly. Blooms June-August in dry woods, waste areas, thickets.

White avens (G. canadense) is similar but is less hairy, the leaves are smaller, and the petals are about as long as the sepals.