Where is this flowering plant (Creeping Avens) native to?
A member of the rose family, 'Geum reptans', is a low-growing perennial plant that produces buttery, yellow blooms in late spring or summer, depending on the climate. Eventually, the flowers wilt and develop attractive fuzzy, pink seedheads. Also known as creeping avens plant for its long, red, strawberry-like runners, this hardy plant is native to the mountainous regions of Central Asia and Europe.
The plant is short lived, but since it multiplies quickly (like strawberries) once it takes root in the garden, there will always be plenty.
Also known as colewort, herb bennet, blessed herb, city avens, wild rye, way bennet, gold star, and clove root, creeping avens is easy to start from seed.