Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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Family Geraniaceae
Geranium carolinianum L. var. sphaerospermum (Fernald) Breitung
Carolina crane's-bill, Carolina geranium
Geranium: from the Greek geranos, "crane," from the beak-like fruit
carolinianum: from Carolinas
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Status: Native
Plant: annual, up to 24" tall, hairy forb; several stems with many branches
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 2/3" wide, stalked, petals slightly notched, sepals very wide; inflorescence a many-flowered, dense, umbel-like, stalked cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:seeds very plump
Leaf:widely kidney-shaped in outline, palmately-divided almost to the base usually into 5-9 deeply-toothed lobes
Habitat: dry; barrens, disturbed areas; in sandy soil

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