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Geranium maculatum

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Plant types and subtypes: SALE, Perennials

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist

Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 1'-2'

Bloom Time: March, April, May, June, July

Bloom Color: pink, lavender

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, clumping, colonizing, medicinal, naturalizing, woodland plant

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)
  • Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)
  • Geranium maculatum (spotted geranium)
  • Geranium maculatum (spotted geranium)

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Description

Geranium maculatum

Also known as:

spotted geranium

,

wild geranium

,

cranesbill

Scientific Synonyms:

Description

Though clumping in habit, Geranium maculatum is a plant that keeps a delicate, airy appearance due to its deeply cut leaves and and loose flower clusters which appear on slender stems. Bloom color can vary from pale pink to lavender with purple veins. Flowers are saucer-shaped, upward-facing and made of 5 petals radiating from a yellowish center.

Cultivation

Possibly one of the easiest wildflowers to grow. Spotted geranium will thrive in virtually any type of soil or light condition. It will colonize by its rhizomes and more aggressively by self seeding. Dead heading will help control undesired spread and will also extend bloom time. Plants will flower constantly for a 2 month period beginning as early as March and going as late as July. Zones 4-8

Propagation

Easily propagated by division in spring or fall, as well as by seed.

Additional Notes

The entire plant has been used in herbal remedies to treat a wide range of symptoms including diarrhea, gum inflammation, soar throat and mouth ulcers. Powdered roots have been applied topically on wounds to promote coagulation.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Geraniales
Family Geraniaceae Geranium family
Genus Geranium geranium
Species Geranium maculatum spotted geranium