This North American native is the showiest of the native geraniums, with larger flowers than the other species. Pink-lavender five-petaled flowers hang in loose clusters of 2-5 at the ends of stems above a pair of deeply cut 5-lobed leaves rising from a mound of palmate foliage 18" wide. Flowers give way to distinctive, beaked seed capsules that inspired the common name of Cranesbill. Virginia Native Plant Society, Wildflower of the Year, 2020.
Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium / American Cranesbill
- Height: 12". Pink/lavender blooms in spring to fall. Prefers sun to part shade. Deer resistant. Native plant. Attracts pollinators.