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 maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 101-01-001:

Geranium maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

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

Geranium maculatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild Geranium


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image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

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

        

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

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 (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).


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image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

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 (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_geranium_maculatum_2

March        

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm0304r_32

April    Rutherford County    NC

Chimney Rock Park

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm0504c_36

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3689

April    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm220419_6940

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

Keith Bradley    kab_g_maculatum_5512

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Refuge

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmgmaculatum_lex1

April        

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JK Marlow    jkm0405k_22

May    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm210516_0372

May    Greenville County    SC

Tall Pines Wildlife Management Area

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_g_maculatum_6

May        

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    s080504_c

May    Swain County    NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

Tim Spira    tpsgmaculatum_fruits

May        

Capsules with a slender beak to 1" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5672

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5691

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Geranium maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 101-01-001:
Geranium maculatum   FAMILY Geraniaceae

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

 

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Forb
Perennial

Habitat: cove forests, bottomland forests, other mesic, base-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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