- Geranium lucidum grows predominantly as an annual weed though it may become biennial depending on moisture conditions.
- Stems are red colored growing from a weak central root. Leaves are rounded, deeply lobed with a waxy appearance that makes dense infestations easy to recognize.
- Flowers are pink with 5 petals and grow interspersed with the leaves; rather then above them.
- The seeds are small and rapidly transported to un-infested areas on boots, vehicles, and by wildlife.
- Ecological Threat
- Geranium lucidum grows in the Pacific Northwest predominantly as an understory species intermixed with grasses, forbs and moss.
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EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
State Invasive List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their invasive species list. For more information, visit Invasive.org
Invasive Listing Sources
|Common Name Reference:|| USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|
|Scientific Name Reference:||USDA, NRCS. 2010. The PLANTS Database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.|