In woodland adjacent to Reynold's Creek in the Sierra Ancha, Gila Co., Arizona,
USA. 04 June 2010.
LEAVES: The palmately lobed leaves are strongly scented of geranium.
RANGE: In Arizona's sycamore and coniferous woodlands mostly above 1200
m elevation. Found from Arizona to western Texas, Mexico and north into
PERENNIAL: Herbaceous above ground from a perennial root system. Minimal
branching above ground level; often with several to many stems forming a clump.
FLOWERS: Five pink to purple petals are free (not united into tube);
they are subtended by five, long-pointed sepals. Darker pink lines radiate out from
paler center of the flower. Blooming from spring through mid summer.
FRUIT: About five carpals are joined at base but free towards tips. One
or two seeds in each fruit segment.
Geraniaceae -- Geranium Family