Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in cove forests, bottomland forests, other mesic, base-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Purplish-pink/ Almost white
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 maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 101-01-001:
Geranium maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Geranium


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image of Geranium maculatum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_gema_001_lvd

        

image of Geranium maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm120325_853

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Leaves purplish-green, with 3-5 narrow lobes deeply toothed at the tips, 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

image of Geranium maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm120325_854

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Five petals, ten stamens, one pistil, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Geranium maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm120325_861

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Sepals 7-10mm long excluding the 1-3mm mucro, canescent with long trichomes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Geranium maculatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_geranium_maculatum_2

March        

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JK Marlow    jkm0304r_32

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Geranium maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0504c_36

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Geranium maculatum

JK Marlow    jkm0504e_11

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Geranium maculatum

Keith Bradley    kab_g_maculatum_5484

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Refuge

image of Geranium maculatum

Keith Bradley    kab_g_maculatum_5512

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Refuge

image of Geranium maculatum

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgmaculatum_lex1

April        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_maculatum_geranium

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0405k_22

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Geranium maculatum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_maculatum_6

May        

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JK Marlow    s080504_c

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Tim Spira    tpsgmaculatum_fruits

May        

Capsules with a slender beak to 1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.