Plant ID forum: Looks like a Geranium ... any idea what species?

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Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
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MrsBinWY
May 31, 2018 11:16 AM CST
This came as a tiny, unlabeled donation to our plant sale, loose in a muddy plastic shopping bag, looking like it had been yanked out of the ground that morning. Naturally, I adopted it *Blush* That was probably four or five or six years ago. It launches its seeds several feet away, and I'd like to pot the seedlings and share them. Before I do that, though, it would be nice to have some idea of what I'm "gifting." Any ideas? Thank you!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
May 31, 2018 11:29 AM CST
Might be one in the Vision series.
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Name: Michelle
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MrsBinWY
Jun 9, 2018 6:12 PM CST
Thank you @Bonehead. I'll check into that one.
Name: Bumplbea
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bumplbea
Jun 9, 2018 6:22 PM CST
Looks like The wild geranium have them pop up in my garden .

Geranium maculatum, the wild geranium, spotted geranium, or wood geranium.
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Name: Michelle
Cheyenne, WY (Zone 5a)
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MrsBinWY
Jun 11, 2018 8:02 PM CST
Thank you @bumplbea. I'm having trouble finding a match on the leaf shape, but I suppose it could be because it's a cultivar or an interspecific cross (if such a thing exists in the Geranium world).
Name: Bumplbea
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bumplbea
Jun 11, 2018 8:25 PM CST
Sorry. I have no idea what species. Is it a plant that has sprung up on its own or is it one that was purchased?
You could take a pic of it and send it the your local extension service. They should be able to identity the species that grows well in your area.

Just a Guess...It could be the link below the leaves look very similar to the pic you posted. Crossing Fingers!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/5...

Hardy blue geraniums for 1cent sale..looks similar too!
https://www.directgardening.co...
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Name: Joshua
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Australis
Jun 11, 2018 8:33 PM CST

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If you're planning to give away the seedlings, be aware that they won't be the same cultivar you originally planted. I think the best you can hope to do is describe it as a self-seeded geranium hybrid that looks like <X> or resembles species <Y>.
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Name: Michelle
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MrsBinWY
Jun 11, 2018 9:48 PM CST
Thank you for the hints @bumplbea! Your links led me to search for G. sanguineum, which led me to Rob's Plants, which led me to G. himalayense. I'll pay better attention when the seed pods mature to see if they are distinguishing.
Name: Bumplbea
Oregon (Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Jun 11, 2018 9:59 PM CST
Alrighty MrsBinWY's your on a hunt for sure . Now I'm curious as the second chapter for the nameless geranium begins. They are tricky to identify .
Good luck and keep me posted when you get the first seed pod! If all else fails the master Gardner at the UW Extension service can help.

http://www.uwyo.edu/uwe/
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