Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1888

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it on roadsides, in pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed or dissected
Basal & alternate (often opposite when subtending the inflorescence)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-pink
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
10 fertile stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Geraniales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 101-01-003:
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Cutleaf Cranesbill


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image of Geranium dissectum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gedi_001_lvd

        

image of Geranium dissectum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_dissectum_8981b

March    Catawba County    NC

Similar to G. carolinianum but has deep pink or purple flowers w 1/4" petals, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Geranium dissectum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_dissectum_8995

March    Catawba County    NC

image of Geranium dissectum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_geranium_dissectum_4

April        

Leaves 5-7 cleft, the divisions again cleft into linear segments, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Geranium, Larkspur and Monkshood

image of Geranium dissectum

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_geranium_dissectum_1

April    Catawba County    NC