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Geranium molle L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Dove's foot Cranesbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Bare ground
Cultivated land
Short turf
Wasteland
Description of Genus

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

leaf of Geranium molle
© Quentin GroomLeaves and flowers of Geranium molle
© Richard Milne
Habitat Notes

Grassland, cultivated and waste land

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Widespread (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, May, June, July 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 à feuilles molles
Germany
Weicher Storchenschnabel
Sweden
mjuknäva
Dutch
zachte ooievaarsbek
USA
Dovefoot Geranium

Worldwide distribution

Europe
World-wide
Western-Europe

Chromosome Number (2N)

26