Geranium purpureum

Geranium purpureum_C140-25
Photo courtesy UC Davis Weeds of California

Synonyms: Geranium robertianum subsp. purpureum; Pelargonium purpureum

Common names: little robin

Geranium purpureum (little robin) is a herb (family Geraniaceae) with pink flowers and lobed leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and central coast ranges of California. It is native to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. It favors grasslands and woodlands. It spreads via seeds which land within a short distance of the parent plant. Animal and human activities help disperse this plant.

Cal-IPC Rating: Limited

Cal-IPC Assessment

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Weed Management Notes

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Other Geranium purpureum Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.