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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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
Fruit: Shaped like an upraised crane's bill.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink , Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Canada: AB , BC , YT
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.
PropagationDescription: Use seed or divisions for propagation. Seedlings should be transplanted from the seed bed in early spring.
Seed Treatment: No seed treatment is necessary.
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
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: 2023-02-13
Research By: TWC Staff