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Geranium columbinum L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Long-stalked Cranesbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Grassland
Hedgerows
Roadsides
Scrub
Wasteland
Description of Genus

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

Leaves and flowers of Geranium columbinum
© Richard MilneFlower of Geranium columbinum
© David Price
Habitat Notes

Dry Grassland and Scrub.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Widespread but less common in Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June and July.

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

Names in other languages and countries

France
Pied-de-Pigeon
Germany
TaubenStorchenschnabel
Spain
geranio
Sweden
duvnäva
Dutch
fijne ooievaarsbek

Worldwide distribution

Temperate-Northern-Hemisphere

Chromosome Number (2N)

18