Identify plant

Asked October 6, 2020, 11:09 AM EDT

What is this perennial flowering plant

Kent County Michigan

3 Responses

The plant looks to be Geranium sanguineum, commonly called bloody cranesbill or bloodred geranium. It is an herbaceous, clump-forming perennial that typically grows in a mound to 9-12” tall with white-hairy trailing stems spreading over time to as much as 24” wide. Foliage consists of small, shallowly cut, dark green basal leaves and thinner, more deeply cut stem leaves. Solitary flowers (to 1 1/2” diameter) feature five unnotched magenta to purple crimson petals with darker veins. Flowers primarily bloom in May and June with a sparse but variable rebloom occurring throughout summer. After first fall frost, foliage usually turns attractive shades of red.

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Thank you so much. When I looked up bloody cranesbill on the internet, there was my plant! I’ve lived here almost 5 years and never knew it’s name. I do get flowers more than once a year as you said.