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Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Geranium caespitosum - pineywoods geranium

Other Common Names: wild geranium
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Geraniaceae

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Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: A perennial flowering forb, growing from about 4 to 36 inches tall. Its stems are stout, forked, and hairy. It reproduces by seed.
Height: 3 feet


Habitat Description: Among ponderosa pines, meadows, along trails, in rich soils.
Plant Communities: Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian
Elevation: 5000 - 9000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Pink to purplish     Shape: Regular not in clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: May - Oct
Description: The flower is 1/2 inch wide, has five backward-drooping petals with dark pink veins.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Triangular     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Basal and opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Hand-shaped, hairy basal leaves, 1-1/2 inches wide, with pinkish edges, 5 toothed lobes; red stems. The leaves are scented when crushed.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Green   
Fruit Type: Pod
Fruit Notes: Stiff green container, 1/2 inch long, shaped like a crane's bill, contains 1 seed tipped with an elongated tail that coils at maturity and straightens out with rainfall, which forces the pointed seed into the soil.

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