Page author: David Giblin
Geranium carolinianum
Carolina geranium
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Widely distributed throughout much of Washington; ranging throughout nearly all of North America.

Habitat: Woodlands and waste places, tending to be weedy.

Flowers: April-July

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Pubescent annual, the stems 1.5-5 dm. tall, usually erect.

Leaves:

Leaves petiolate, the blades cordate-rotund, 2-5 cm. broad, palmately divided nearly to the base into 5 wedge-shaped divisions, these cleft 1/3-1/2 their length into linear segments.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a congested cyme, with the peduncles and pedicels no longer than the calyx; sepals 5, 4-8 mm. long, 3-nerved, with a bristle-tip 1-1.5 mm. long; petals 5, rounded or slightly notched, pink or rose; fertile stamens 10, the filaments free to the base; stylar column about 1.5 cm. long with a beak 2-2.5 mm. long.

Fruits:

Carpels hairy and puberulent; seeds net-veined.

Accepted Name:
Geranium carolinianum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 682. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Geranium carolinianum L. var. carolinianum [KZ99]
Geranium carolinianum L. var. sphaerospermum (Fernald) Breitung [KZ99]
Geranium sphaerospermum Fernald
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Geranium carolinianum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Geranium carolinianum checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Geranium carolinianum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Geranium carolinianum photos.

USDA Plants: Geranium carolinianum information.

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