Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, branched, spreading-hairy, usually somewhat glandular, especially above, 5-70 cm tall.
Basal leaves few, reduced and soon deciduous; stem leaves opposite, more or less rounded in outline, 2-5 cm wide, palmately divided into 5 segments, these cleft or toothed 1/3 to 1/2 their length, spreading-hairy.
Inflorescence a congested, terminal cluster of short-stalked flowers; petals pink or rose, rounded, 3-7 mm long; sepals equal to or slightly longer than the petals, bristle-tipped, the tips 1-1.5 mm long; stamens 10, fertile, not fused.
Carpels, stiff-hairy with ascending hairs and shorter, spreading hairs; styles 1.3-1.6 cm long, the beak 2.0-2.5 mm long; seeds oblong, obscurely net-veined and honeycombed.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Geranium carolinianum var. sphaerospermum (Fernald) Breitung