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Wild Geranium

Geranium carolinianum


Very small flowers when in bloom. These are the seed structures, a short spike surrounded by the seeds. The leaves are deeply lobed


In a grassy area alongside a small creek


The seed dispersal for the Wild Geranium is very interesting. The seeds are held in a sort of ring of catapults around a central stalk. As it dries out, the scoop of the catapult is released and springs up, tossing the seed far (relatively speaking) from the parent plant.

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Austin, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 8, 2014
Submitted on Apr 13, 2014

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