Photographer: Christopher Noll
Geranium maculatum L.
Crane's-bill, spotted geranium, wild geranium
Geranium: from the Greek geranos, "crane," from the beak-like fruit
maculatum: Latin for "spotted" or "mottled"
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 12"-28" tall forb from stout rhizomes|
|Flower: ||pink to purple, 5-parted, 1"-1 1/2" wide; inflorescence a loose, stalked cluster of a few to several flowers; blooms April-June|
|Fruit:||long, erect capsule|
|Leaf:||a few, long-stalked basal leaves palmately- divided into 5-7, lacerated, triangular segments and 1 pair of short-stalked stem leaves|
|Habitat: ||full sun to shade; moderate moisture; woods; in sandy, loamy soil|