OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 101-01-003:
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geranium dissectum

 

COMMON NAME:
Cutleaf Cranesbill


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image of Geranium dissectum, Cutleaf Cranesbill

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

        

image of Geranium dissectum, Cutleaf Cranesbill

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, Cutleaf Cranesbill

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_g_dissectum_8995

March    Catawba County    NC

image of Geranium dissectum, Cutleaf Cranesbill

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, Cutleaf Cranesbill

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_geranium_dissectum_1

April    Catawba County    NC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 101-01-003:
Geranium dissectum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Geranium dissectum

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1888

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe, central Asia, & northern Africa

Common in GA Mountains & Carolina Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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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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