May. 13, 2021

meadow geranium, Geranium pratense

Meadow geranium is another of our garden geraniums. True geraniums, that is, as opposed to those spectacular but confusingly named plants that are actually Pelargoniums. These are perennial, so there's no need to go buy a bunch every year, and plant them every year. For a few bucks you can get geraniums that will last, and grow into bushy plants as much as three feet tall. Of course the price of that is that they may spread to our fields and roadsides. So far these Eurasians have turned up wild in CT, MA, ME, MN, PA, VT, WI, AB, LB, MB, NF, ON, PE, QC, and SK. Beal Gardens, MSU, 5/24/12. Geranium family, Geraniaceae.