Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3271

Forb
Winter annual

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

Common

Look for it on 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
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 molle   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium molle   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 101-01-006:
Geranium molle   FAMILY Geraniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Dove's-foot Cranesbill


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gemo_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170430_425

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170430_435

April    Greenville County    SC

Long petioles appear attached to center of the nearly round basal leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.


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

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JK Marlow    jkm170430_438

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170430_439

April    Greenville County    SC

Capsules with a slender beak about 0.4" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4211_565

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm42411_215

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Sepals 3-4mm long, mucro about 0.3mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm42411_228

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Pistil of 5 carpels united into a long beak, separating at maturity, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4410_060

April    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_89

April    Spartanburg County    SC

All 10 stamens are fertile, but anthers may fall readily, per Weakley's Flora.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_99

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals 3-5mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_geranium_molle_3

April        

Petals are about 0.25" long, deeply notched, and bright pink, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_geranium_molle_4

April