Yellow Avens, Field Avens – Flowers

(Geum strictum) Rose family

Flowers—Golden yellow, otherwise much resembling the lower growing white avens (page 204).

Preferred Habitat—Low ground, moist meadows, swamps. Flowering Season—June—August.

Distribution—Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Arizona, far northward.

After the marsh marigolds have withdrawn their brightness from low-lying meadows, blossoms of yellow avens twinkle in their stead. In autumn the jointed, barbed styles, protruding from the seed clusters, steal a ride by the same successful method of travel to new colonizing ground adopted by burdocks, goose-grass, tick-trefoils, agrimony, and a score of other “tramps of the vegetable world.”