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Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium, Spotted Crane's-bill

Scientific Name:

Geranium maculatum

Genus:

Geranium

Species Epithet:

maculatum

Common Name:

Wild Geranium, Spotted Crane's-bill

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Pink, Purple

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May, June

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Cove forests, bottomland forests, other mesic, base-rich forests (Weakley 2015). Common in the NC Mountains and Piedmont, rare on the Coastal Plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Leaves Sprouting

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Closeup of Bloom

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Buds

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Seeds

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Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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