Herbs & Plants

Geum pentapetalum

Botanical Name: Geum pentapetalum
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily :Rosoideae
Kingdom :Plantae
Genus: Geum
Order: Rosales
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Species: G. pentapetalum

Synonyms: G. anemonoides. G. dryadoides. Dryas pentapetala. Sieversia dryadoides. Sieversia pentapetala

Common Name: Aleutian avens

Habitat: Geum pentapetalum is native to E. Asia – Japan, Kamchatka, Aleutian Islands. It grows on wet slopes and sometimes on sphagnum bogs in high mountains, C. and N. Japan. Stony ground in mountain valleys.

Geum pentapetalum is an evergreen perennial Shrub growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). 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.


Easily grown in any moderately good garden soil that is well-drained. 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. Cultivated as a medicinal plant in Szechwan, W. china. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus.

Medicinal Uses: The whole plant, but especially the root, is anodyne, astringent, febrifuge. It is especially good in the treatment of children with fevers etc.

Disclaimer : The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplement, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.


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