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Geranium maculatum

Common Name: Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum
Geranium maculatum

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: Geranium maculatum

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of this species are 1.25" with 5 faint pink-purple petals.

The leaves are deeply divided in 5 sections, hairy, and toothed. The plants grow to 20".

Habitat & Range

This species grows in forests along shady trail-sides in the eastern United States.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from May to June.

This species is an herbaceous perennial. It can spread through rhizomes, as well as seeds. The fruit is a long “crane’s bill” that flings seeds away from the plant when dry.

Featured image by James Dake.


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