Geranium richardsonii (Wild White Geranium) - photos and description

Geranium richardsonii

Geranium richardsonii

Geranium richardsonii

Geranium richardsonii

Geranium richardsonii

General: Woodland perennial with a decumbent to erect growth habit. Stems sparingly hairy.

Flowers: Flowers are white with purple veining, to 3 cm in diameter.

Leaves: Basal leaves on long stems, we measured a basal leaf at 11 cm in diameter, divided into 5 to 7 lobes, each lobe with toothed margins, lobes acute. Leaves sparingly hairy.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 80 cm. We measured plants to 82 cm tall.

Habitat: This plant is ranked as rare provincially by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre with an S2S3 rating. It is fairly common in moist woods and thickets in the Cypress Hills.

Abundance: Common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos June 21st beside a stream, and July 12th in lodgepole pine forest, Cypress Hills, about 450 km southwest of our home in Regina, SK.