Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Geranium (Geraniaceae) family.
The 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide flowers have 5 broad, rounded petals, 10 stamens with violet to brownish anthers, an elongated style, and 5 green, awn-tipped sepals. The petals have purple to magenta veins and fuzzy, greenish white hair near their base. The flowers are followed by beaked seed capsules that resemble a crane bill or stork bill. The leaves are green, hairy, and deeply palmately lobed into 3, 5, or 7 point-tipped main lobes. The stems are green to reddish in color, ascending to erect, branched, and glandular-hairy on the upper parts of the plant.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Along access road to Marshall Gulch Trail.
Notes: Widespread in upper elevations
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