Family, Geranium. Color, crimson or purplish. (See Pink Flowers, p. 262.)

Wild Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) a. Stamens; b. Pistil; p. Petals; s. Sepals; d. Pedicel; c. Peduncle

Wild Geranium (Geranium Maculatum) a. Stamens; b. Pistil; p. Petals; s. Sepals; d. Pedicel; c. Peduncle

Long-Stalked Cranesbill. G. columbianum

Color, purple. Parts of the flower in fives. Stamens, 10. In this species the peduncles are longer than the leaves. Stems, slender, somewhat weak, hairy. Leaves, 1 inch or more in diameter, very deeply cleft into 5 to 7 divisions, the segments cut into narrow, irregular lobes. Petioles, slender, those from the base 5 to 6 inches long. Flowers, in pairs, on long peduncles springing from the axils. May to July.

In fields and edging roadsides, from New Jersey and Pennsylvania southward.