Thursday, April 27, 2017

Flower for the Day Wild Geranium 4-27-17

I found this wild geranium an a trail hike in Innsbrook, Missouri. It is Geranium maculatum. Its other names are spotted
geranium,  wood geranium, alum root, and old maids nightcap. This one was growing right out of a limestone boulder in the shady forest.
The flowers have five violet purple petals and ten stamens.

  "The 'Amen!' of Nature is always a flower."   ~Oliver Wendell Holmes    

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