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Geranium pusillum L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Small-flowered Cranesbill

 

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Habitats
Cultivated land
Grassland
Short turf
Wasteland
Description of Genus

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

Rosette leaf of Geranium pusillum
© Quentin Groom
Habitat Notes

Disturbed ground such as cultivated land.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

It is widespread and common in most of England. In Wales it has a largely, eastern and coastal distribution. In Scotland it is mainly confined to the east coast and lowlands. While in Ireland it is rare and mostly coastal. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during 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

Names in other languages and countries

Sweden
sparvnäva
Dutch
kleine ooievaarsbek
USA
Small Geranium

Chromosome Number (2N)

26