Geranium sibiricum Siberian crane’s-bill Geraniaceae GESI*; Bx, pb, rd, wv (Yost et al. 1991);

   

Geranium sibiricum.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 5/2014).

Geranium sibiricum.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 5/2014).

Geranium sibiricum is an annual or short-lived perennial herb, stems 0.3-1 m long, weak, thin, hairy, often reddish. 

Leaves alternate, palmately divided, 4-7 cm wide, kidney-shaped, 3-5 coarsely toothed divisions. 

Flowers pale pink, small, ca 1 cm wide, petals hardly longer than sepals, sepals 0.5-0.7 cm long, tipped by a short awn, style column 1-1.5 cm long ; blooms and fruits Aug.-Sept.. 

Fruit dry, linear, to 2 cm long, above, 1-seeded carpels cupped in persistent calyx. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Asia. 

Habitat: Open areas, roadsides.