Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
An iconic spring woodland flower with delicate but showy pale purple blooms! Prefers fertile soils, but can adapt to drier, poorer soils. Naturalizes well in favorable conditions.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Color: Light Purple
Bloom Time: Apr-May
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees (including a specialist species), flies, butterflies, and skippers. Hosts the bridled arches, omnivorous leafroller, and geranium budworm moths, and a few smaller insects. Deer occasionally browse foliage.