Latin name: Geranium maculatum
Member of the Geranium family (Geraniaceae)
Also known as Spotted Geranium or Cranesbill. It has deeply 5-parted hairy leaves and a long beak or "cranesbill" in the center of the flower. The color of the blossom varies from pink to violet. It grows to a height of 1 to 2 feet. It is found in woods and along shady roadsides. It blooms between April and June.
"A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Northeastern and North-central North America" by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny
Photo taken near Holston River