Wildflowers can be beautiful and nuisances all at the same time. The Carolina Geranium is no different. It is native to the US and was used as a medicine by many indigenous tribes. While it mainly grows in areas with poor soil quality and low light, its seeds are fairly hard and really do not react well to herbicides. Either way they will give a nice flash of color to an area. Keep in mind they are endangered in NY and NH, if you do plan on pulling them from your garden.
- Many wildflowers that are actually useful native blooms are nonetheless tested as pesky weeds.
- This plant has flowers, with five petals, that range in color from pink to light lavender.
- This spring-bloomer has stems that range in hue from pink to red and are also hairy.
“Carolina geranium is usually found in part shade areas with poor, dry, clay, rocky soil.”