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
''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