Also called spotted geranium and wood geranium.

Part of cranesbill  genus Geranium in family Geraniaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Geranium hosts caterpillars of 26 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
Uses by 🐝︎ bees,
planting info  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Wildflowers of West Michigan  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 9) bloom dates (NE Illinois).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (Wild Ones members only)

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