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Geranium lucidum L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Shining Cranesbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Bare ground
Walls
Rocks
Description of Genus

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

Flowers and a leaf of Geranium lucidum
© Tina Teearu www.teearu.freeserve.co.ukLeaves and flowers of Geranium lucidum
© Richard Milne
Habitat Notes

Shady rocky places such as walls and hedgebanks.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Widespread but rare in Scotland. (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 pink in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Géranium luisant
Germany
Glänzender Storchenschnabel
Sweden
glansnäva
Dutch
glanzige ooievaarsbek
USA
Shining Geranium

Worldwide distribution

Europe
Northern-Africa
West-Asia

Chromosome Number (2N)

20 & 40.