Richardson geranium: Geranium richardsonii

Richardson geranium, Geranium richardsonii is one of the more common wildflowers found along New Mexican mountain hiking trails. It belongs to the geranium family, which is also known as the cranes bill family for the shape of its seeds.
Overview of Richardson geranium.

Botanical Characteristics:
:Habitat and range: Present in all western states west of Texas, plus South Dakota. (USDA Plant Database).
Growth habit: Forb/herb. :U.S. Nativity: Native.
Status: Not endangered in New Mexico.
Human uses:

USDA Plant Profile Symbol: GERI

More information and pictures:

Overview of Richardson geranium.
Overview of Richardson geranium, Geranium richardsonii.
Close-up of Richardson geranium flower, Geranium richardsonii. Photo taken on 10/27/03 on the long Frijoles Canyon Loop Trail, Bandelier National Monument.
Close-up of Richardson geranium flower, <em>Geranium richardsonii</em>.
Flower of Geranium richardsonii.
Closer view of flower of Geranium richardsoniim taken along the Black Canyon Trail in the Santa Fe National Forest, 3 August 2001.

Where we have seen this plant:


  SubkingdomTracheobionta---Vascular plants
    SuperdivisionSpermatophyta---Seed plants
      DivisionMagnoliophyta---Flowering plants
              FamilyGeraniaceae---Geranium family
                GenusGeranium L.---geranium
                  SpeciesGeranium richardsonii Fisch. & Trautv.---Richardson's geranium



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