Geranium maculatum, Wild or Spotted Geranium

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic 

This lovely and adaptable native wildflower grows in deciduous woods and dappled meadows throughout the eastern half of North America.  Its alternative common name, Cranesbill, refers to its distinctive seed capsule, which resembles the bill of a crane.

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Geranium Maculata, Wild or Spotted Geranium, Hardiness:USDA Zones 3-8, Clump-forming, semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial, Spreads by rhizomes, but not aggressively, Tolerates clay soil, poor soil, dry soil, drought, poor drainage, and rabbits; no serious pests or diseases; deer occasionally severely damage, Attracts bees, syrphid flies, and butterflies to flowers and mourning doves, quail, and deer to seeds; genus is larval host to 21 species of Lepidoptera
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