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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Geranium richardsonii Fisch. & Trautv.
USDA Symbol: GERI
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
This plant bears several stems with palmately cleft leaves on long stalks, moist near the base, and bear a few white or pale pink flowers in a branched cluster.
One of the most widespread western Geraniums, it frequently hybridizes with other species, often making identification difficult. The genus name, from the Greek geranos (crane), refers to the fruits beak.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Southeastern British Columbia; south through eastern Washington and Oregon to southern California; east to New Mexico, South Dakota, and Saskatchewan. Native Habitat:
Partial shade in woods, from lowlands into the mountains. USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff