Geranium richardsonii Fisch. & Trautv.
Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
USDA Symbol: geri
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 fruit's beak.
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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: White , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: 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.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
Web ReferenceWebref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Geranium richardsonii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Geranium richardsonii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Geranium richardsonii
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-05-31
Research By: TWC Staff