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Wild Geranium
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.

Source:
"A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Northeastern and North-central North America" by Roger Tory Peterson and Margaret McKenny

Photo taken near Holston River


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