Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Height: 30-75 cm (1-2.5 ft)
Geranium maculatum L.
Flowers: 1 to 5 pink to lavender 5-petaled flowers to 3 cm (1.25 in) across. These flowers form in spring atop each stem.
Leaves: at the base of the plant, the leaves are opposite and deeply-veined. They are up to 13 cm (5 in) long with 5-7 lobes radiating from a single point. The loves are narrow at the base. Leave along the stem are oppositely arranged and smaller than those at the base. They have 3-5 deep primary lobes.
Fruits: narrow fruit to 3.8 cm (1.5 in) long that becomes dark brown and unfurls from the base to the tip.
Sun: Full sun or shade
Ideal Conditions: Thrives in moist to dry soils in shade or partial shade
INPAWS Native Communities: Woodland (shade)
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Comments: Wild geranium has a much larger flower than the other geranium's locally present with the latter all being well under an inch.
Etymology: Wild geranium is also called spotted geranium. The epithet, maculata, comes from the Latin word for "stained, defiles, or spotted".