Wild Geranium or Spotted Cranesbill, Geranium maculatum
Geraniaceae or Geranium Family


Showy rose-purple flowers with five petals, solitary or in small clusters on the ends of the stalks.  Leaves with three to five toothed lobes that spread out like the fingers of a hand.  Fruits long narrow cylindrical pods, nearly black. Blooms in late spring to early summer in sunny places.

Common along Wildwood Drive. 

There are a number of geraniums in the Park, but the others are all smaller, with smaller leaves and flowers. The exotic dovefoot geranium (G. molle) has almost round leaves less deeply notched and pink flowers that seem to have 10 petals. All the other Park geraniums have leaves more intricately notched than either dovefoot or wild geranium.

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