shining geranium USDA PLANTS Symbol: GELU
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Geranium lucidum L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Geraniales: Geraniaceae
Native Range: Not Found (BAIL);

Appearance
Geranium lucidum grows predominantly as an annual weed though it may become biennial depending on moisture conditions.
Foliage
Stems are red colored growing from a weak central root. Leaves are rounded, deeply lobed with a waxy appearance that makes dense infestations easy to recognize.
Flowers
Flowers are pink with 5 petals and grow interspersed with the leaves; rather then above them.
Fruit
The seeds are small and rapidly transported to un-infested areas on boots, vehicles, and by wildlife.
Ecological Threat
Geranium lucidum grows in the Pacific Northwest predominantly as an understory species intermixed with grasses, forbs and moss.

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Plant(s); Anthriscus cerefolium; leaf
Robert Vid├ęki, Doronicum Kft., Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Mt. Pisgah just southeast of Eugene, Lane County, OR.  This annual plant has become so numerous and widespread in savannas, woodlands and forests of the Willamette Valley over the last 10-15 years that land manager's treat only incipient populations.  Established populations cannot be treated.
Bruce Newhouse, , Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Mt. Pisgah just southeast of Eugene, Lane County, OR.  This annual plant has become so numerous and widespread in savannas, woodlands and forests of the Willamette Valley over the last 10-15 years that land manager's treat only incipient populations.  Established populations cannot be treated.
Bruce Newhouse, , Bugwood.org
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Infestation; Mt. Pisgah just southeast of Eugene, Lane County, OR.  This annual plant has become so numerous and widespread in savannas, woodlands and forests of the Willamette Valley over the last 10-15 years that land manager's treat only incipient populations.  Established populations cannot be treated.  Here it forms almost a continuous carpet in Oregon White Oak riparian woodland.
Bruce Newhouse, , Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
Faith Campbell, 1998
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008