Geranium richardsonii (Wild White Geranium) - photos and description






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. Stem leaves opposite, sessile, reduced upwards. Leaves sparingly hairy.

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

Habitat:  Moist woods and thickets in the Cypress Hills.

Abundance: This plant is ranked as rare, an S2 (as of 2021) by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre, fairly common in woodlands in the Cypress Hills.

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.