New Mexico Wildflowers: Geranium Family



Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.

Filaree, Heronbill, Stork's Bill (Erodium circutarium)

An introduced species that thrives as a weed in disturbed areas, including in Albuquerque. Once the flower withers, a long, spiky seed pod quickly develops. I have seen these blooming as early as February, in a warm winter.


Purple or Fremont Geranium (Geranium caespitosum)


Richardson's Geranium (Geranium richardsonii)

The "palmate" leaves on this geranium can be rounded lower down, while more pointy-looking farther up.