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Geranium oreganum  Howell
Oregon geranium
Geranium oreganum is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFGeranium viscosissimum var. incisum
Information about  Geranium oreganum from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (GEOR2)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Geranium oreganum is a species of geranium known by the common name Oregon cranesbill, or Oregon geranium. It is native to western North America from California to Alberta, where it grows in mountain forests and meadows. This is a perennial herb growing generally erect to heights of 40 to 80 centimeters. The slender stems have a foliage of large palmate leaves up to 15 centimeters wide and divided into several segments, each of which is subdivided into rounded or pointed lobes. The flower has pointed sepals beneath rounded lavender to purple petals. The fruit has a small body with a pointed style column up to five centimeters long. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/19/2024).