Geranium erianthum DC.
Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Synonym(s): Geranium pratense var. erianthum
USDA Symbol: GEER2
The erect stems of this vigorous perennial rise to 32 in. from a thick rhizome. Both basal and lower stem leaves have long petioles; the upper are sessile. The leaves are three to five times deeply cleft; the lobes with irregular incisions. Five-petaled flowers barely top the leaves and are violet, or rarely white, with dark veins. The thin, pointed fruit resembles the bill of a crane.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Native Distribution: N.w. B.C. & s.w. Yukon to s. AK
Native Habitat: Woods; meadows; thickets; tundra
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Use seed or divisions for propagation. Seedlings should be transplanted from the seed bed in early spring.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: No seed treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Geranium erianthum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Geranium erianthum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Geranium erianthum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff