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Wild Geranium Geranium carolinianum

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Other plants called Wild Geranium:

Phonetic Spelling
jer-AY-nee-um kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-um
Description

Carolina Geranium is a native herb found in eastern North America and all areas of NC in the cranesbill family. It is a multi-branched and sprawling pubescent annual or biennial, usually growing no taller than 1 ft. It prefers dry gravelly, sandy to clay sites in partial shade to full sun in fields of woods.

This plant is sold commercially for home use but can become weedy. Use in naturalized areas for best results. Beneficial to pollinators.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#winter annual weed#cool season weed#stormwater demo garden orange co
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed#weedy#winter annual weed#cool season weed#stormwater demo garden orange co
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Geranium
    Species:
    carolinianum
    Family:
    Geraniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts pollinators and birds eat the seeds
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Weed
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Five-petaled, pale pink or white flowers occur in loose terminal clusters March-July
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmasect
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are palmately five-parted, these divisions being cleft or lobed again.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Weedy