|Scientific Name||Geum rossii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GERO2|
|Common Name||Alpine Avens||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||24660|
Life zones and habitat: Subalpine and alpine (10000 to 14300); hillsides, alpine meadows and tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial 6 to 8 inches tall in dense mats, slender reddish stems.
Leaves: Compound basal leaves up to 6 inches long divided into many small dark green oblanceolate to obovate leaflets, entire to coarsley toothed margins; smaller, pinnatifid stem leaves.
Inflorescence: Stems with 1 to 4 flowers with 5 roundish, bright yellow petals, 5 pointed green, often purplish sepals beneath; numerous yellow stamens and about 10 greenish-yellow pistils.
Bloom Period: June to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains" by Richard W. Scott and Flora of North America.
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