Please identify this plant and flower

Asked October 24, 2014, 2:49 PM EDT

Flower photo taken Aug. 6, 2014 at the Arboretum at Flagstaff. Blossom about 1.5 inches across.

Coconino County Arizona

3 Responses

This is Geranium caespitosum or Purple Cranesbill

Excellent find! The arboretum at Flagstaff had this to say: This is a Pineywoods Geranium (Geranium caespitosum). It is is a perennial herb native to the western United States and northern Mexico. Its US distribution includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Flower in 1.5 inches across)