Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Geranium dissectum (Cutleaf Geranium) - Non-Native

4/17/05 Trans Preserve Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

4/17/05 Trans Preserve Trail, SRP


COMMON NAME: Cutleaf Geranium

SPECIES: Geranium dissectum

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)


LOCATION: Trans Preserve Trail, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):


Stem ascending to erect, 2–8 dm; hairs rough, spreading to pointed downward, generally glandular above

Leaves: lower 8–15 cm; blades 2–6 cm wide, deeply dissected into 5–7 linear to oblong segments, upper half of segments lobed

Flower: pedicels 6–10 mm; sepals 4–7, short-awned; petals ± = sepals, ± notched, rose-purple

Fruit: body 2–3 mm, minutely bristly; style column 12–15 mm, beak 2–3 mm

Seed deeply pitted

Ecology: Open, disturbed sites

Elevation: < 1200 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: to e N.America; native to Europe

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