Piney-Woods Gerenium

Geranium caespitosum

Piney-woods Gerenium, Geranium caespitosum, photo © by Michael Plagens

In woodland adjacent to Reynold's Creek in the Sierra Ancha, Gila Co., Arizona, USA. 04 June 2010.

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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 Colorado.

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.


Piney-woods Gerenium, Geranium caespitosum, photo © by Michael Plagens

Geraniaceae -- Geranium Family

More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
The Flora of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 13 May 2012,
updated 26 Aug. 2015.