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Geranium phaeum L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Dusky cranesbill

 

Not Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Hedgerows
Description of Genus

Herbs. Palmate or palmatly lobed leaves. Flowers single or in pairs, actinomorphic with 10 stamens.

Inflorescence of Geranium phaeum
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Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June, July, August and September.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called a schizocarp, but it could be mistaken for either an achene, or a nutlet.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is purple in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Brauner Storchschnabel
Sweden
brunnäva
Dutch
donkere ooievaarsbek

Chromosome Number (2N)

14 & 28.