Description: Perennial herbs.
Leaves pinnate to deeply pinnatifid, basal leaves few, reducing in size up stem.
Flowers solitary or in bracteate cymes; usually 5-merous. Hypanthium saucer-shaped. Epicalyx present. Sepals 5. Petals 5, ± clawed. Stamens numerous. Carpels numerous; styles terminal.
Fruit a head of achenes, styles usually persistent.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 40 species, northern & southern temperate regions. Australia: 2 species, N.S.W., Vic., Tas.
Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
|One species in NSW: Geum urbanum|