Wild Geranium: Geranium maculatum
This composition of a Wild Geranium was painted in water colour. The Wild Geranium, and also known as Spotted Canesbill, is a native plant generally found in woodlands and meadows. It established itself in a partially shaded native plant garden running along the side of my home. It grows well next to Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Bleeding Hearts, Wild Ginger and Ferns. The pretty and delicate pink blooms attract butterflies and some birds.
“Geranium” comes from the Greek word “geranos” meaning “crane”, as in the beak-like style of the fruit, and “maculatum” means “spotted”.