Plant ID forum: Please help ID this Flower/Colorado

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Ft. Collins, Colorado
Oct 1, 2017 2:32 PM CST
Hi All, I took this photo at the Yampa Valley Botonic Gardens this past summer. I need help identifying the flower. The gardens are located in Steamboat Springs, Routt County, Colorado. (Just found and added a few more photos that show more of the plant). Any suggestions?
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Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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Oct 1, 2017 8:23 PM CST
Hard to tell without a pic of the whole plant or at least the leaves. How big is it? One might think it is an allium because of the umbel structure, but I don't think it is quite right.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 1, 2017 8:26 PM CST
What I can see of fuzzy leaves, Allium is not right. But also my first thought. Smiling
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Ft. Collins, Colorado
Oct 2, 2017 8:00 AM CST
Thank-you very much for your answers. Appreciated! I found a few more photos that show more of the plant and have included them here. Does this help?
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Name: Caroline Scott
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Oct 2, 2017 8:42 AM CST
Might be a cranesbill geranium ?
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Oct 2, 2017 9:27 AM CST
Agree Geranium sp...typical way seed pods are developing.
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Ft. Collins, Colorado
Oct 2, 2017 9:50 AM CST
Ah! Thank-you so much! I looked on line and came up with Geranium macrorrhizum on a wiki page. Unfortunately, I cannot post the link to the page but it comes up if the species is googled in case anyone is interested. I did the post the photo from the Wiki page below and it seems to be pretty identical to what I photographed. Wondering if it is possible to determine the species from a photo?

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Name: greene
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Oct 2, 2017 9:58 AM CST
hopkora said:

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Here is the link. You will be able to posts links after about 2 weeks.
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Oct 2, 2017 10:25 AM CST
It does indeed look like Cranesbill (Geranium macrorrhizum)

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