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Geranium carolinianum

Geranium carolinianum
Carolina cranesbill

Common name Carolina cranesbill
Family geraniaceae
Life cycle annual/biennial
Flowers white
Size 6"
Light sun-part shade

Sprawling annual or biennial wildflower, common to poor soil across nearly all of the United States.Grows quickly in early spring, and produces tiny white flowers near the ends of its stems, followed by the typical cranesbill seed launchers. The leaves are twice-divided, with five main lobes. I don't recall seeing it in Pennsylvania (although it occurs there), but it is quite common here in Texas. It shouldn't be too hard to control, since it is easily identifiable and readily removed well before it starts flowering.

This is a weed in our garden

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