Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park​​

Avens and Strawberry, barren

Family: Rose
Genus: ​Geum

​Native to Ontario
​​Perennial 

​Avens, yellow or common
​G. aleppicum
 
Habitat: moist meadows and forest openings
Blooms: May to July

​Height: up to 1 m
Flowers: 1 cm 

Sepals shorter than petals

​Fruit: An aggregate of densely hairy achenes, each with a hooked style.

Avens, white or Canada
G. canadense 

Habitat: Drier sites 

Avens, rough or cream-coloured
G. virginianum

Stem is hairy.

Petals are creamy white or pale yellow, and shorter than the sepals. 

​​​Strawberry, barren
G. fragarioidesa
(formerly Waldsteinia fragarioidesa)
 
Blooms: May to June
Habitat: Dry forests

​Height: Up to 20 cm
​Stems and leaves: hairy

​Flowers grow in clusters of 2 to 8​
​Flower width: 1 cm

​Fruit: Dry and inedible