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Coefficient of Wetness:
Rock outcrops (pavement, summits, ridges); clearings and burns, gravel pits, and trails in forests; open, usually dry, sandy or gravelly ground. Rather local southward.
This is the commonest of our small-flowered geraniums (excluding G. robertianum), characteristic of recently disturbed ground, especially in the northern part of the state. It is often associated with Corydalis and Capnoides, but tends to be more widespread and to persist longer in dry open ground, in this respect associated with such species as Carex houghtoniana, Fallopia cilinodis, and Aralia hispida. Flowering plants may be as small as a few centimeters tall, or large and bushy, close to a meter in height.