Wild Geranium

Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum) is a perennial broadleaf weed native to the eastern United States that is often grown as an ornamental.   It prefers moist, wooded areas but can also grow in full sun and commonly invades garden beds and lawns. The hairy stems are green and pink in color, while the leaves are bright green and deeply lobed. Small clusters of  pretty pink to purple flowers bloom from spring into fall. Wild geranium spreads by underground stems and seeds.


Wild Geranium is found throughout the United States, but is most troublesome in wet summer areas.

Related or Similar Plants

Carolina Geranium.

Cultural Solutions

  • Hoe or pull before setting seed.
  • Mulch heavily to smother weeds.