(First upload on January 21 2018. Last on October 25 2022) [ 日本語 | English ]

Geum L. used for gardening

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Geum L. (ダイコンソウ) used for gardening
G. chiloense Balb. ex Ser. (チリーダイコンソウ)
G. coccineum Sibth. et Sm. (ベニバナダイコンソウ)
G. hybridum Wulfen
G. urbanum L. (セイヨウダイコンソウ)

G. coccineum Sibth. et Sm. (ベニバナダイコンソウ)

Benibanadaikonsou (ベニバナダイコンソウ, 紅花大根草), dwarf orange avens or red avens
Lifeform: perennial forb, with 10-45 cm tall, pruducing rosettes
Distribution: southern Europe - western Asia
Habitat: wet, marshy meadows and along streams
Chromosome number: 2n = 42

Geum borisii Hort. = G. bulgaricum × montanum

Geum1 Geum2 Geum3
[1-3] within a flower bed under a street tree in N21/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on May 11 2022.

Geum urbanum in the West Coast

Seiyoudaikonsou (セイヨウダイコンソウ, 西洋大根草), wood avens, St. Benedict's herb or herb bennet
Lifeform: perennial forb, with 30-70 cm tall
Distribution: Europe and the Middle East → exotic to the West Coast
Habitat: woodland edges, near-hedgerows, scrubs, walls, etc.
Use: medicine, gardening → cultivars

Geum rivale ssp. urbanum Á. Löve et D. Löve

Geum1 Geum2 Geum3
[1-3] in the South Park Blocks of Portland, Oregon, on August 10 2017.