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Sticky Geranium – Geranium Viscosissimum

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins
Sticky Gernanium - geranium viscosissimum - Glacier National Park

Sticky Geranium © 2012 Patty Hankins

Sticky Geranium – Geranium viscosissimum – is one of the wonderful wildflowers I discovered at Glacier National Park a few years ago. When I spotted it growing along the side of the road, I know it had to be a member of the geranium family since it looks so much like the wild geraniums I see in the Smoky Mountains in the spring.

Sticky Geranium is native to much of the Western United States and Canada. A summer blooming wildflower, sticky geranium can grow to 3 feet tall. The stalks of the plant have multiple pink to purple flowers blooming on them all summer long.

I loved seeing the sticky geranium in Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. The bright flowers were just wonderful to see as I drove along the roads and hiked the trails.

Sticky Geranium  is one of the wildflowers featured in my 2015 Wildflower Calendar. You can order your copy from my website. 


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