Spring Wildflowers
 

Wild, or spotted geranium (Geranium maculatum)

Member of the Geranium (Geraniaceae) family.  Found in moist woods, grows 1 to 3 feet, April - July, blooms April-June.   Flowers are 5-petaled, purple to rose, loosely clustered above paired leaves.  Leaves are deeply lobed and toothed.  Fruits beaklike. Also called "cranesbill" because of the the bill-like capsule where the seeds are stored.

To learn more about Wild geranium (Spotted geranium), visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database
 
 
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