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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Geranium maculatum (Wild or Spotted Geranium)
This native wildflower grows in deciduous woods and dappled meadows throughout eastern North America.* Its alternative common name, Cranesbill, refers to its distinctive seed capsule, which resembles a crane’s bill. The Virginia Native Plant Society honored Wild Geranium as Wildflower of the Year in 2020.
*It is native in DC. It is common throughout much of PA and in the DE Piedmont but is uncommon in the DE Coastal Plain. In VA it is common in the mountains and the Piedmont but rare in the Coastal Plain.
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Tried and True Native Plant Fact Sheets