Geranium richardsonii

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Scientific Name Geranium richardsonii USDA PLANTS Symbol GERI
Common Name Richardson's Geranium, Wild Geranium ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29118
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 12700); moist, partly-shaded locations along roadsides, aspen groves, meadows, forests.
Plant: Perennial 1 to 3 feet tall with slender, weak stems.
Leaves: On stalks from lower portions of stems, leaves are 2-1/2 to 4-3/4 inches wide and palmately-divided into 5 to 7 wedge- to diamond-shaped segments with lobes with sharp tips and edges that may have a reddish tinge.
Inflorescence: Open clusters of flowers about 1-inch across on hairy, red or green branched stalks with 5 usually white or pinkish petals with pink/lavender veins; 5 hairy green sepals underneath with a reddish spike at the tip; pedicels and sepals with glandular hairs, glands purple-tipped.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and
BONAP Distribution Map

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