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Wild Geranium (Crane's Bill)


Scientific Name     

Geranium maculatum  L.

Family Name

Geraniaceae  (Geranium family) 

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Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

common in woods, thickets, meadows, rocky outcrops

Plant Height:  

to 60 cm; multiple erect, pubescent stems from base

Flower Color:  

pink or white

Flower:  

perfect; complete; 5 small, pointed sepals; 5 petals; 2.5-4 cm wide; stamens 10, 5 with glandular bases; single pistil with 5 carpels, stigma 5-lobed 

Inflorescence:  

terminal corymb of 1-4 flowers

Fruit:  

elongated, beaked capsule

Leaves:  

opposite; long petioles on basal leaves, shorter on cauline leaves, hirsute (course pubescence); palmately divided with 3-7 pubescent lobes; margins on basal leaves entire, cauline leaves coarsely toothed

Bloom Time:  

late April-June

Origins:  

native

Other:  

Crane's Bill and genus name both refer to beak-like capsule