The petals of white avens are around the same length as the pointed green sepals. This distinguishes it from the similar rough avens (Geum virginianum), which has petals definitely shorter than the sepals.
- Family: rose (Rosaceae)
- Habitat: thickets, wood margins
- Height: 18-30 inches
- Flower size: 1/2 inch
- Flower color: white
- Flowering time: June to August
- Origin: native