Common Name: geranium, Carolina
Species: Geranium carolinianum L.
Bayer Code: GERCA

Carolina geranium is a winter annual or biennial weed that is also called cranesbill because the fruits have a conspicuous "beak" about ½ inch long. The leaves are deeply five- to seven-lobed and each lobe is again lobed and bluntly toothed. The flower is white to lavender and borne two to several together on stalks from the upper nodes. It blooms mostly in April and May.
Carolina geranium
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Carolina geranium
Carolina geranium
Carolina geranium
Carolina geranium leaf arrangement
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season winter annual weed OR biennial weed 
Growth Habit upright OR rosettebasal rosette of leaves, stems erect
Leaflet Number one 
Leaf Margin lobed OR serrated/tootheddeeply five- to seven-lobed and each lobe is again lobed and bluntly toothed
Leaf Hairs none 
Leaf/Leaflet Shape heart/kidney/spade 
Leaf Width 1 - 2 inches OR greater than 2 inches 
Leaf Venation palmate 
Leaf Arrangement  usually alternate near base, opposite above
Root Type taproot 
Flower Color blue/purple OR white