Geranium carolinianum [Geraniaceae]

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Scientific Name Geranium carolinianum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Carolina Geranium, Carolina Crane's-bill ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Dry rocky, gravelly or clayey soils in woods, fields and waste areas.
Plant: Erect to sprawling low annual or biennial, much-branched hairy stems, 4 to 20 inches long.
Leaves: Alternate with long stalks; palmately-lobed, 5 to 9 oblong lobes further deeply lobed or toothed; overall up to 2-3/4 inches long.
Inforescence: Small blossoms 1/3 to 1/2 inch across with green centers, 5 spreading white to pale pink petals with green veins; 5 sepals, the same length or longer than petals with stiff, pointed tips.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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