Geranium species

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Scientific Name Geranium caespitosum USDA PLANTS Symbol
GECA3
Common Name Tufted Geranium ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
29130
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. In Colorado: dry slopes, meadows, and forest openings.
Plant: Sprawling, multistemmed subshrub or herbaceous perennial 1 to 2 feet tall, up to 30 inches across; hairy stems.
Leaves: Leaves are 1 to 2-3/4 inches wide and palmately-lobed into 3 to 5 segments with rounded tips.
Inflorescence: Open clusters of flowers about 1-inch across or more, on long, sticky stalks with 5 light pink to lavender petals with pink/lavender veins and 5 pointed sepals beneath.
References: Descr. adapted from www.swcoloradowildflowers.com and Colorado State University Extension Service.
Colorado Status
Native
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. 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.
Inflorescence: Open clusters of flowers about 1-inch across on hairy, red or green branched stalks with 5 white-to-lavender petals with pink/lavender veins and 5 pointed sepals beneath.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and www.americansouthwest.net.
Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Geranium viscosissimum USDA PLANTS Symbol
GEVI2
Common Name Sticky Purple Geranium ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
29125
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine. 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.
Inflorescence: Open clusters of flowers about 1-inch across on branched, hairy, sticky stalks with 5 light pink to purple petals with darker veins and 5 narrow green sepals beneath.
References: Descr. adapted from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, SEINet and www.americansouthwest.net.
Colorado Status
Native



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