Geranium bicknellii Britton
Common Name: NORTHERN CRANE'S-BILL
Coefficient of Conservatism: 4
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt A-Forb

Rock outcrops (pavement, summits, ridges); clearings and burns, gravel pits, and trails in forests; open, usually dry, sandy or gravelly ground. Rather local southward.

This is the commonest of our small-flowered geraniums (excluding G. robertianum), characteristic of recently disturbed ground, especially in the northern part of the state. It is often associated with Corydalis and Capnoides, but tends to be more widespread and to persist longer in dry open ground, in this respect associated with such species as Carex houghtoniana, Fallopia cilinodis, and Aralia hispida. Flowering plants may be as small as a few centimeters tall, or large and bushy, close to a meter in height.

Locations

Alcona County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Houghton County
Iosco County
Iron County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Only on Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Marquette County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1403.