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Image of Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geum magellanicum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 27, 2006

 

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Species:  Geum magellanicum Pers.
Family:  Rosaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Rosales
Chilean Name:  Hierba del clavo
English Name: 
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0158
About 4 Geum in Chile and 1 in our data base.
About 46 Rosaceae in Chile and 28 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Red, 5 petals   Yellow, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 80 cm.

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geum magellanicum

VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 2000 m. 01 07, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 5 petals
Yellow, 5 petals

Height: 80 cm.

 

Image of Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geum magellanicum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 27, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geum magellanicum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 27, 2006

 

USES

Excellent ornamental value (A +)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

Image of Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geum magellanicum

VII Region, Pelarco, Libueno, Chile
Altitude: 340 m. 10 27, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

Very easy to cultivate

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (19) of Geum magellanicum Pers. available here

More species from the same Rosaceae family in our data base:

Acaena alpina (Cepacaballo / Cadillo)

Acaena antarctica

Acaena argentea (Cadillo / Trun / Amor seco / Zarzaparrilla / Proquín)

Acaena caespitosa

Acaena integerrima

Acaena leptacantha (Pimpinela)

Acaena magellanica

Acaena ovalifolia

Acaena pinnatifida (Pimpinela cimarrona / Abrojo)

Acaena sericea

Acaena splendens (Abrojo / Cadillo / Choncli / Amor seco / Cepacaballo)

Aphanes sp. #2312

Crataegus monogyna (Crategus / Peumo alemán / Peumo extranjero)

Fragaria chiloensis (Frutilla silvestre)

Geum magellanicum (Hierba del clavo)

Kageneckia angustifolia (Frangel / Olivillo de cordillera)

Kageneckia oblonga (Bollén)

Margyricarpus pinnatus (Hierba de la perlilla)

Polylepis rugulosa

Polylepis tarapacana

Potentilla sp. #2357

Pyracantha sp. #2361

Quillaja saponaria (Quillay)

Rosa moschata (Rosa mosqueta / Mosqueta / Rosa silvestre)

Rubus geoides (Miñe-miñe)

Rubus ulmifolius (Zarzamora / Mora)

Tetraglochin alatum (Horizonte / Caulia)

Tetraglochin cristata (Horzonte/añaguaya)

 

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