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Oregon Geranium
Geranium oreganum
  
About Oregon Geranium (Geranium oreganum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Geranium oreganum is a species of geranium known by the common name Oregon cranesbill, or Oregon geranium. It is native to western North America from California to Alberta, where it grows in mountain forests and meadows. This is a perennial herb growing generally erect to heights of 40 to 80 centimeters. The slender stems have a foliage of large palmate leaves up to 15 centimeters wide and divided into several segments, each of which is subdivided into rounded or pointed lobes. The flower has pointed sepals beneath rounded lavender to purple petals. The fruit has a small body with a pointed style column up to five centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Size
Size
1.3 - 3 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple, Lavender

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers loamy or clay soils. Grows poorly in sandy soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: No treatment.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places, meadows,

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 21.6" - 86.0", Summer Precipitation: 1.08" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 45.0", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 71.0", Humidity: 0.62" - 18.51", Elevation: 82" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Oregon Cranesbill


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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