Scarlet Avens - Geum quellyon

    Alt Name
    Chiloe Avens, Geum chiloense

    Clump forming plant to 60 cm with hairy, dark green, pinnate basal leaves. The flowers are usually red or orange but sometimes yellow. Many cultivars occur, some being double forms.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    Usually found as an escape from cultivation and close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers May and June

    Life History


    UK Status

    Not well recorded in the wild in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire, and is not listed in the current VC55 checklist (Jeeves, 2011).

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