Looking for what plant this is

Asked June 10, 2016, 5:46 PM EDT

This plant has orange with black thorns. My mom has tons of plants around her house but never planted this. We are just trying to figure out what it is.

Clinton County Illinois wildflowers and native plants plant identification horticulture

1 Response

These look like cranesbill geraniums, a perennial flower. You can see pictures of them here;
http://wimastergardener.org/article/wild-geranium-geranium-maculatum/
If you trim the plant back after the first bloom you will remove the forming seedheads and might get some repeat blooms.
http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/news/2015/to-deadhead-or-not-your-final-answer-is..