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Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum These are so common in the summer, but their colors always startle me. They have pinkish-purple flowers with 5 petals. The individual flowers were approximately 20 mm in diameter. It has green leaves that are deeply cut and palmately 5-lobed with very hairy stems. This patch had some startlingly blue flowers! <br />
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Habitat: Meadow in a mixed forest Geotagged,Geranium maculatum,Spotted Geranium,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum

These are so common in the summer, but their colors always startle me. They have pinkish-purple flowers with 5 petals. The individual flowers were approximately 20 mm in diameter. It has green leaves that are deeply cut and palmately 5-lobed with very hairy stems. This patch had some startlingly blue flowers!

Habitat: Meadow in a mixed forest

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  1. This is sooo beautiful. Out of a fairy tale! <3 <3 I would love to be startled by these! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thanks, Lisa! I think the lack of flash intensified the colors for this shot though because it wasn't quite this blue in person. It was gorgeous though! Posted 2 months ago

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''Geranium maculatum'', the Spotted Geranium, Wood Geranium, or Wild Geranium is a woodland perennial plant native to eastern North America, from southern Manitoba and southwestern Quebec south to Alabama and Georgia and west to Oklahoma and South Dakota. It is known as Spotted Cranesbill or Wild Cranesbill in Europe, but the Wood Cranesbill is another plant, the related ''G. sylvatium'' . Colloquial names are Alum Root, Alum Bloom and Old Maid's Nightcap.

It grows in dry to moist woods.. more

Similar species: Geraniales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 24, 2019. Captured Jun 24, 2019 09:42 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm