Geranium richardsonii

Wild White Geranium

Mature Flower Top

Centre Block, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park

Note the anthers have dehisced and fallen from the stamens.


Richardsonii: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora (BF)  and Flora of Alberta (FOA) leading to this species. 
bulletplants perennial, with rootstocks or caudices; NOT [plants annual or biennial]
bulletpetals much longer than sepals; NOT [petals scarcely longer than sepals]
bulletpetals 1-2 cm long; NOT [petals 2-8 mm long]
bulletpetals white or purple-tinged; NOT [petals purple to rose to pink, rarely white]
bulletpetals pilose on the inner surface one-third to one-half their length; NOT [petals pilose inside not one-fourth their length]



Geranium: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora (BF)  and Flora of Alberta (FOA) leading to this genus. 
bulletleaves palmately divided; NOT [leaves pinnately divided]
bulletleaves palmately veined; NOT [leaves pinnately veined]
bulletanthers 10; NOT [anthers 5]
bulletstylar parts glabrous within; NOT [stylar parts bearded within]
bullettails of capsules merely curved; NOT [tails of capsules twisted at maturity]
bulletcapsule round; NOT [capsule spindle-shaped]



Geraniaceae: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora leading to this family.
bulletherbs; NOT [shrubs or trees]
bulletplants terrestrial or semiaquatic; NOT [plants aquatic, leaves submerged or floating]
bulletplants NOT with colored milky juice
bulletplants with more than one normal leaf
bulletsome or all leaves alternate; NOT [leaves opposite, whorled, or basal]
bulletleaves with stipules; NOT [leaves without stipules, or having glands]
bulletleaves palmately divided; NOT [leaves of three leaflets]
bulletflowers regular in shape; NOT [flowers irregular in shape]
bulletflowers with two floral rings, and with each petal distinct from the others
bulletcalyx regular; NOT [calyx irregular, some sepals smaller than others]
bulletstamens 5 or 10; NOT [stamens usually numerous]
bulletstamens usually separate or partly so, not in a column; NOT [stamens numerous, united into a column]
bulletovary of 5 united carpels; NOT [ovary of one or more carpels, either separate or enclosed by a fleshy receptacle]
bulletfruit with a long beak; NOT [fruit not beaked]