Carolina crane's-bill, Carolina geranium
Etymology: Geranium: from the Greek geranos, "crane," from the beak-like fruit
Plants: annual, up to 24" tall, hairy forb; several stems with many branches
Leaves: widely kidney-shaped in outline, palmately-divided almost to the base usually into 5-9 deeply-toothed lobes
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 2/3" wide, stalked, petals slightly notched; inflorescence a many-flowered, dense, umbel-like, stalked cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Habitat: dry; barrens, disturbed areas; in sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 3 USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key