Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) [jer-AY-nee-um mak-yew-LAY-tum]

Family Geraniaceae
Named Cultivars Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann', Geranium maculatum 'Espresso', Geranium maculatum f. albiflorum
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial
Where to Find It There are Wild Geranium in almost all parts of Crow Island Woods. In late April and May, you can easily see it from all of the trails.
How to Recognize It Geranium maculatum is the showiest of the Illinois native geraniums, with large 1" pink flowers with 5 broad overlapping petals. The distinctive leaves have 5 big divisions like an exaggerated maple leaf.
Why to Like Wild Geraniums are one of the longest-blooming early season wildflowers. The nectar and pollen attract a wide variety of pollinators.
Mature Size 18 - 24 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium :
Zones 3a - 8b
Tags Deer Resistant
Bloom Period April to May
Flower Color Pale Pink, Deep Pink, Lilac
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