Geranium pusillum L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Geranium pusillum L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Diffusely branched annual or biennial, spreading or ascending, to 5 dm; basal lvs long-petioled, the rotund, 3–6 cm blade deeply 7–9-cleft with cuneate divisions palmately lobed at the summit; upper lvs progressively reduced; fls numerous on densely but minutely glandular pedicels; sep acute or shortly mucronate, 2.5–4 mm at anthesis, ± hirsute, especially at the margins, nearly as long as the retuse pet; 3–5 outer stamens lacking anthers; fr, including the cal, 9–12 mm, the stylar beak very short or none, the carpel-bodies strigillose, not wrinkled; seeds smooth; 2n=26. Native of Europe, established as a weed in fields and waste places from N. Engl. to B.C., s. to N.C., Ark., and Oreg. All summer.

  • Common Names

    small-flowered crane's-bill