Geranium caespitosum

(Tufted Geranium)

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Geranium caespitosum, Fourmile Area, Chaffee Co. 6451

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Geranium caespitosum, Fourmile Area, Chaffee Co. 6468

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Geranium caespitosum, Fourmile Area, Chaffee Co. 0213

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Leaves, Geranium caespitosum, Fourmile Area, Chaffee Co. 6470

Scientific Name Geranium caespitosum USDA PLANTS Symbol GECA3
Common Name Tufted Geranium, Purple Crane's Bill ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29130
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (5200 to 12500); dry slopes, meadows, and forest openings.
Plant: Sprawling, multistemmed subshrub or herbaceous perennial 1 to 2 feet tall, up to 30 inches across; hairy stems.
Leaves: Leaves are 1 to 2-3/4 inches wide and palmately-lobed into 3 to 5 segments with rounded tips.
Inflorescence: Open clusters of flowers about 1-inch across or more, on long, sticky stalks with 5 light pink to lavender petals with pink/lavender veins and 5 pointed sepals beneath.
Bloom Period: May to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, SW Colorado Wildflowers and Colorado State University Extension Service.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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