Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Small-flowered Crane's-bill - Geranium pusillum   L.
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DistributionMostly Mountains; disjunct to Vance County in the Northern Piedmont.

Native of Eurasia and northern Africa; in N.A. essentially throughout southern Canada and the US, except the Deep South.
AbundanceRare to uncommon in the mountains, and very rare elsewhere.
HabitatDry to mesic soils of roadsides, lawn weed, rock bald (Haywood Co.).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-August.
IdentificationThe species is very much like G. molle, but note the difference in stem hairs. Stem hairs are a mixture of long villous non-glandular hairs and short glandular hairs in G. molle, versus both kinds short glandular in G. pusillum.
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