Geranium, Dove's Foot;  Geranium molle

Early Bloomer.  Tiny pink flowers, 5 petals, low-growing plant.  Rounded soft leaves.  Plant used for food, medicine.

Notes:  Geranium family.  A low, nearly prostrate, tiny-flowered species.  The rounded, deeply veined leaves have short, blunt lobes. Likes open meadows and woods.

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                    Subclass Rosidae
                        Order Geraniales
                            Family Geraniaceae -- Geranium family
                                Genus Geranium L. -- geranium
                                    Species Geranium molle L. -- dovefoot geranium

Geranium, Dove's Foot  (Geranium molle)
This carpet of geraniums extended for may yards along the dirt road on the opposite side of Wood's Bridge.

Closer view of isolated blooms and deeply veined leaves

Better close-up of the flowers, by Andy Heninger