Taken June 5, 2012 – North Bridgton, Maine
Canon Rebel XSi with Canon 100mm Macro Lens
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Geranium maculatum L.
Spotted geranium, Wild geranium, Cranesbill
Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
USDA Symbol: GEMA
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Showy, pink, lavender or blue five-petaled flowers, occur at the top of leafy, 1-3 ft. stem. Lavender flowers are in loose clusters of 2-5 at the ends of branches above a pair of deeply 5-lobed leaves. In addition to its flowers, this perennial is well known for its 5- to 6-parted, deeply cut leaves. It colonizes by thick rhizomes but is not aggressive.
Geraniums are recognized by their palmately-lobed leaves and distinctive capsules.