Much like no. 2 [Geum canadense Jacq.]; lvs larger and more coarsely toothed, the terminal lfl usually much larger than the lateral ones, often deeply incised; stem hirsute below; pet ochroleucous, 2-3 mm, half or two-thirds as long as the sep; 2n=42. Moist upland woods; Mass. and N.Y. to Ind., s. to N.C. and Tenn. June, July. (G. flavum)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.