Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, lawns, pastures, gardens, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pale 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 carolinianum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 101-01-004:
Geranium carolinianum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Cranesbill


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JK Marlow    jkm170320_157

March    Laurens County    SC

Charlie Lollis Memorial Park

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Keith Bradley    kab_g_carolinianum_01384

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

Krome Bird Refuge

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_carolinianum_2

March        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_carolinianum_2b

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm0504i_08

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves are round to reniform, to 3" wide, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504i_12

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

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JK Marlow    jkm100427_007b

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120406_603

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgcarolinianum_and2

April    Anderson County    SC

Leaves have 3 to 5 long linear-oblong lobes, deeply toothed at the tips, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


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

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Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_115

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers less than 0.5" wide, have 5 petals and 10 stamens, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm41711_140

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Sepals 5-7mm long excluding the 1-2mm long mucro, densely pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm43011_232

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Capsules (schizocarps) with a narrow beak about 0.7" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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JK Marlow    s000426_h

April    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm120526_571

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140504_711

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Roxanna Martin    rlm51809_044

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm140922_925b

September    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Yes, this was in September...