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Sticky Purple Geranium

Geranium viscosissimum
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Habitat: Moist grassland, open woods, and thickets.

Description: Opposite leaves, usually basal, dark green to gray green in color.  Dense hairs above, underside only hairy along veins.  Leaves are 5-12cm wide, sharply incised into 5 to 7 lobes.  Pink-purple flowers, with 5 petals.  Grow on sticky, woody stalks.

Size: 20-90cm tall.

Fun Facts: The Sticky Purple Geranium gets its name from the glands that produce a sticky liquid.

Source: Wilkinson, K. Wildflowers of Alberta: A Guide to Common Wildflowers and Other Herbaceous Plants.  1999.  University of Alberta Press and Lone Pine Publishing.

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