of the Forest
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Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum
Lavender flowers are in loose clusters above a pair of deeply 5-lobed leaves. The beak-looking capsular fruit gives rise to the common name Cranesbill. Seeds are literally hurled into the air when the fruit pods burst. The name Cranesbill, as well as the genus name, come from the Greek granos meaning "a crane". Wild geranium ranges from Canada to Georgia.