Geranium carolinianum is known by the common names Carolina Geranium and Carolina Cranesbill. The plant usually grows about 12-inches high. The leaves are characteristic; about 1-1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The flowers are about 1/4 inches in diameter and occur in cymes.
The plant, showing the relative size of flowers to leaves. The flowers are not striking at a distance.
Young flowers that haven’t produced pollen. The petals appear to have translucent veins.
Pollen is appearing
A mature flower.
Fruit are green at first…
... then turn black; other areas are tinged red; finally...
... the seed pod is completely black
Geranium carolinianum.is native to the United States. It grows throughout the United States and Canada.
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- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Geranium carolinianum (Carolina Geranium)
- University of North Carolina Herbarium: Geranium carolinianum
- Southeastern Flora: Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum)
- Native and Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas and Georgia: Geranium carolinianum
- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower