Scarlet Avens - Geum quellyon

Alternative names
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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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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