Richardson's Geranium

Geranium richardsonii

Geranium richardsonii photo © by Mike Plagens

In a shady ravine near Washington Park, Gila Co., Arizona. 18 May 2013.

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FLOWERS: The very pale flowers have five broad, rounded petals with darker radiating lines.

LEAVES: Roughly triangular or hand shaped with triangular teeth on the margins.

PERENNIAL: Stems entirely herbaceous above ground from perennial underground roots and stems. Height up to about 30 cm.

RANGE: Found in woodlands and forest edges at locations through much of western North America.

FRUIT: Resembles a heron's bill that splints into usually five segments.


Geraniaceae -- Geranium Family

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Arizona Naturalist
Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands
The Flora of Arizona's Ponderosa Woodlands


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