Sunday, August 9, 2009

Another White-flowered Geranium

Since we've recently been on the topic of geraniums with white flowers, I thought I would post a couple of photos of Geranium richardsonii (Richardson's Geranium), a species that we saw flowering near Avon, Colorado a few weeks ago. Within North America, Geranium richardsonii is found from the Northwest Territories south to New Mexico, and west to the Pacific Ocean.

This species is found at a range of altitudes in montane and subalpine forests dominated by spruce or aspen, as well as in meadows. It was named in honor of the 19th century surgeon and naturalist John Richardson.

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