Taxon  Report   3807    
Geranium viscosissimum  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
Sticky geranium,  Sticky purple geranium
Geranium viscosissimum
© 2010 Ron Wolf
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Geranium viscosissimum
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry
Geranium viscosissimum
© 2007 Matt Below
Geranium viscosissimum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Geranium viscosissimum
© 2007 Ram Vasudev
Genus: Geranium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Northern Juniper Woodland, wetland-riparian

Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Geranium attenuilobum
ICPN: Geranium viscosissimum var. viscosissimum
More information about  Geranium viscosissimum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).