Calflora
Taxon  Report   3797    
Geranium carolinianum  L.
Carolina geranium
Geranium carolinianum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Geranium carolinianum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Geranium carolinianum
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Geranium carolinianum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Geranium carolinianum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Family: GERANIACEAE  
Genus: Geranium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Geranium sphaerospermum
ICPN: Geranium carolinianum var. carolinianum
ICPN: Geranium carolinianum var. sphaerospermum
More information about  Geranium carolinianum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (GECA5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 13, 2018).

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