White Avens, Geum canadense
Rosaceae or Rose Family


Small plant to a few feet high, with coarsely toothed leaves.  Upper leaves narrow, middle leaves with three lobes, lower leaves with three major leaflets and several smaller leaflets on leafstalk.  Flower white, with five wide-spreading petals.  Fruit a bristly ball.  Blooms in early summer

Open woodland areas.  In Wildwood, along Connelly's Run, in wooded stretches along the bikeway, along trails, especially on the western slope.

Easily recognized.  The small, white, five-petaled flowers are the best clue.  The leaves and fruit clinch the identification. 

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