Geum coccineum, common name dwarf orange avens or red avens, is a plant in the rose family, Rosaceae. It has low mound of leaves and bright orange flowers blooming in late spring and summer.
Geum coccineum, sometimes commonly called avens, is a clump-forming perennial which typically forms a basal foliage mound (to 6" high) of irregularly-lobed, hairy, 5-7 foliolate, medium green leaves with very large terminal leaflets. In late spring, erect, wiry, branching flowering stems rise above the foliage mound to 9-18" high carrying cymes of 5-petaled, brick red to red-orange flowers (to 1.5" diameter) with center clumps of yellow stamens. Primary bloom occurs from May to July. With prompt deadheading, sporadic rebloom may occur throughout the summer, particularly in northern areas where summers are cool. Flowers are followed by fluffy seed heads. Epithet coccineum means scarlet.