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Geranium maculatumGeranium maculatum

wild geranium, wood geranium

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1-2'
Flowers: Apr.-Jul.; lavender or pink
Fruit: capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH:
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

woods, roadsides, & fields

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Beneficial insect *

Notes

adaptable plant; long bloom time; spreader; herbal uses; explosive seed capsule

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1362.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004