Geranium molle is an annual herb to 50 cm tall from a taproot, stems branched from base, spreading, softly hairy.
Leaves alternate, mostly basal, kidney-shaped, to 5 cm wide, divided to middle of blade into 5-9, 3-lobed segments, lobes shallow, upper leaves progressively reduced upwards.
Flowers pale purple, numerous, petals to 0.7 cm long, deeply notched at tip, sepals hairy, tipped by a brownish gland; calyx and flower stalks densely glandular-hairy, stamens 10, anthers purple (Yatskievych 2006), ovary superior; blooms and fruits June-Sept.
Fruit dry, linear, to 1.3 cm long above, 1-seeded carpels cupped in persistent calyx.
Wetland status: UPL.
Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.
Origin: Europe, W. Asia.
Habitat: A weed of lawns and gardens.