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Geum pentapetalum - (L.)Makino.

Common Name Aleutian avens
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Wet slopes and sometimes on sphagnum bogs in high mountains, C. and N. Japan[58]. Stony ground in mountain valleys[178].
Range E. Asia - Japan, Kamchatka, Aleutian Islands.
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Weed Potential No
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Geum pentapetalum Aleutian avens


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Geum pentapetalum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

G. anemonoides. G. dryadoides. Dryas pentapetala. Sieversia dryadoides. Sieversia pentapetala. (

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Bog Garden;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Anodyne  Astringent  Febrifuge

The whole plant, but especially the root, is anodyne, astringent, febrifuge. It is especially good in the treatment of children with fevers etc[178].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in any moderately good garden soil that is well-drained[1]. Prefers a soil rich in organic matter[200]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c but in areas with prolonged cold winter temperatures it is best to give the plants a protective mulch of evergreen branches or dry bracken[200]. Cultivated as a medicinal plant in Szechwan, W. china[178]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer' Division in spring or autumn. This should be done every 3 - 4 years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant[200]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

(L.)Makino.

Botanical References

58200

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