|Scientific Name||Geranium dissectum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GEDI|
|Common Name||Cut-leaf Geranium, Cut-leaf Crane's-bill||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29135|
|Description||Habitat: Various soil types in open areas, roadsides, waste areas.
Plant: Annual or biennial 4 to 24 inches tall; spreading to erect stems that are loosely branched and covered with short hairs. 1 to 2 feet tall.
Leaves: Opposite and petiolate, deeply-dissected leaves that are up to 2-3/8 inches wide overall with five to seven lobes; lower leaves further divided into shallow lobes and upper divided into linear, pointed segments.
Inflorescence: Small pink to magenta or rose flowers about 3/8-inch in diameter in groups atop short, densely-hairy stalks arising from leaf axils; each flower with five obovate petals about 0.2-inch long with rounded, notched tip; five green, densely hairy elliptic-lanceolate sepals alternating with petals, the same length or longer than the petals; ten stamens in two series surrounding the pistil which has one elongated style column and five linear stigmas.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and SEINet.
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