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California Cranesbill
Geranium californicum
  
About California Cranesbill (Geranium californicum) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Geranium californicum is a species of Geranium known by the common name California cranesbill. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Sierra Nevada and coastal ranges in the southern part of the state. This is a perennial herb topping half a meter in maximum height. Its thin, hairy stems have many wide, palmate leaves divided into several segments which are subdivided into small lobes. Flowers appear singly or in pairs on small stalks. Each has five pointed sepals beneath five rounded to oval-shaped petals which may have slight notches in the ends. The petals are up to 1.5 centimeters long and white to pale pink or lavender with deeper lavender veining.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1 - 2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Pink, White

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Nurseries
Nurseries

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 8.3" - 59.6", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 3.26", Coldest Month: 24.3" - 56.4", Hottest Month: 48.6" - 79.3", Humidity: 0.99" - 25.31", Elevation: 132" - 10682"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Geranium concinnum
Common Names: California Geranium


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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