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Identify this groundcover plant with purple flowers

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ddamerjian
Joined: 7/30/2007
Location: Reading, MA
Posts: 36
Posted: Jul/14/2008 9:49 AM PST

I got this from another garden where it had spread quite a bit as very nice groundcover and have transplanted it to mine just fine recently. Has already flowered already this season - you can see the one last flower left. Notice that all the leaves are not exactly the same, there is some variance - maybe due to age of leaf, not sure. Any idea what this is?
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Joined: 4/24/2008
Location: Chesapeake VA
Posts: 1954
Posted: Jul/14/2008 10:27 AM PST

Looks like a wild cranesbill geranium to me
ddamerjian
Joined: 7/30/2007
Location: Reading, MA
Posts: 36
Posted: Jul/14/2008 11:54 AM PST

Well it is definitely a different plant than the plant/picture I posted earlier under "plant identification - perennial without flowers so far" post which folks said also was wild cranesbill geranium.

Also it has no aroma, while the other one has a strong aroma.

I would imagine a totally different family

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EvonneStoryteller photos
Joined: 7/02/2007
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 769
Posted: Jul/14/2008 6:25 PM PST

Geranium maculatum
Common name: wild geranium
Synonym(s): spotted geranium
http://www.cas.vanderbilt.edu/bioimages/species/ge ma.htm

Try this wild geranium and see if any of the details match up. The photo is not up close enough to make out the flower and leaf details.
ddamerjian
Joined: 7/30/2007
Location: Reading, MA
Posts: 36
Posted: Jul/16/2008 6:37 AM PST

Thanks to a post in one of my other forums it lead me to robsplants.com

This is:

Geranium sanguineum: (http://www.robsplants.com/plants/GeranSangu.php)
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