Geum rossii (R. Br.) Ser.
FamilyRosaceae — APG family: Rosaceae
SynonymsAcomastylis humilis (R. Br.) Rydb., Sieversia humilis R. Br., Sieversia rossii R. Br., Acomastylis rossii (R. Br.) Greene
DescriptionStem from thick, woody, dark, purplish-brown caudex; basal leaves interruptedly pinnate, with many, often crowded, more or less lobed leaflets, pubescent above, glabrous beneath; stem puberulent; stem leaves with few, acute lobes; flowers 1-3; bractlets ovate, acute, shorter than the ovate-triangular, acute calyx lobes; petals yellow, large, broadly obovate, more or less emarginate; nutlets pubescent, with glabrous style.
EcologyDry, stony places, snow beds. Broken line on circumpolar map indicates ranges of very closely related taxa.
(See color section.)
UsesThe rhizome is eaten raw, usually with fat, by the Siberian Eskimo.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.