Geraniaceae
Geranium molle

Dove's Foot Geranium

Upright to prostrate, with stem tips pointing upward. Plant covered with soft hairs. Leaves nearly round, 1–2 in., palmately divided into 5–7 lobes, lobes evenly round-toothed. Pairs of pink flowers carried on stalks to 1 in. long. Flowers with 5 petals divided into 2 lobes. Seedpods hairless on reflexed stems. Grows in open or shaded sites on disturbed soils, including lawns and gardens, at low elevations. European native. Very similar G. pusillum has fruits covered with fine hairs. Geranium lucidum, another similar European native so far found only in western Oregon, has 5 shiny leaf segments divided into 3 rounded lobes.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Biennial, Perennial
  • Height: 3--16 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Disturbed, Meadow
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No