Geranium richarsonii Fisch. & Trautv.

Woody-based perennial with deeply cut seven-lobed leaves and black-veined white flowers, to 3cm across, in early summer.  To 45cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was probably first grown at the Edinburgh and Glasgow Botanic Gardens from seed sent by Drummond from the Rocky Mountains.  [BM t.3124/1832].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.48/1857].


Perhaps a more likely identification is a white-flowered form of the popular Florists’ Geranium.  For more information see Pelargonium cultivars Hort.

Published Jan 29, 2009 - 03:31 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2010 - 02:59 PM

The image shows a geranium with deeply cut leaves and small white flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.3124, 1832.

Geranium richarsonii Fisch. & Trautv. | BM t.3124/1832 | BHL

More details about Geranium richarsonii Fisch. & Trautv.
Family Geraniaceae
Region of origin

Siberia to North America

  • Geranium albiflorum Hook.
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Geranium alba 

Confidence level low