shining geranium
Geranium lucidum L.


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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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Subject: Geranium lucidum L.


Plants - Forbs/Herbs