|Scientific Name||Geranium caespitosum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GECA3|
|Common Name||Tufted Geranium, Purple Crane's Bill||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29130|
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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