Plant ID forum: Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum)

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Feb 21, 2012 4:29 PM CST
Hi I am new here, i don't really know how to identify native plants in my yard. i have this plant all over a 1/2 acre. i wish i could identify it so i could study why its here. it is a ground cover type plant, it does bloom little white flowers i think you can see on the right of the image any help would be appreciated.
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Name: Jay
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Feb 21, 2012 4:53 PM CST
Looks like Carolina geranium 'Geranium carolinianum'
Carolina Cranesbill (Geranium carolinianum)

Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Feb 21, 2012 7:55 PM CST
Good ID Horntoad! Maybe Dave will move this to the Plant ID forum so anyone else that needs the ID will have it.
And welcome to the Texas forum, Mark!

Feb 21, 2012 7:58 PM CST
Thanks Horntoad! it does look close. i will check the stem tomorrow and see if it is purple. it is invasive, however if it does work for sore throats then maybe i can cultivate and harvest during the year. i will also want to look at the type of soil and nutrients it prefers to get a better idea on soil conditions. Thanks again!
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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Feb 21, 2012 8:03 PM CST
That was quick horntoad!
Welcome Mark!

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