• Plant Type: Perennial
• Sunlight: Partial to full shade
• Soils: Dry to moist
• Bloom Time: Lavender or pink flowers in April, May, June
• Size: 1-2 feet
Also called Cranesbill. Its seed capsule is explosive. As a woodland native, Geranium maculatum does prefer some shade.
Plants grow in clumps and can form a groundcover. Its seed capsule is explosive.
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense), Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum), Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)
• Seed heads attract songbirds.
• Value to bumble bees and other native bees, butterflies, and other insects.
Occurs in woods, roadsides, and fields. Download Plant Datasheet