Uses

Edible uses

Notes

The boiled roots are a chocolate substitute[1]. The roots are also gathered in spring before the plant comes into growth and are used as a flavouring and preservative in ale[2].
not the same species used as a chocolate substitute

root

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Geum canadense.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Geum canadense.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame[3]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer' Division in spring or autumn. This should be done every 3 - 4 years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant[3]. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Cultivation

Easily grown in any moderately good garden soil that is well-drained[4]. Prefers a soil rich in organic matter[3].

Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[3].

Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[3].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Geum canadense. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Geum canadense.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Geum canadense
Genus
Geum
Family
Rosaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
  • root
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
3
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    0.8 x
    Fertility
    ?
    Pollinators
    ?
    Flower Colour
    white
    Flower Type

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    Rosettes can be found as a winter evergreen in Eastern US


    References

    1. ? 1.01.1 Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 ()
    2. ? 2.02.1 Coffey. T. The History and Folklore of North American Wild Flowers. Facts on File. ISBN 0-8160-2624-6 ()
    3. ? 3.03.13.23.33.43.5 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 ()
    4. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press ()
    5. ? Livingstone. B. Flora of Canada National Museums of Canada ISBN 0-660-00025-3 ()
    6. ? Britton. N. L. Brown. A. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada Dover Publications. New York. ISBN 0-486-22642-5 ()

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