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Geranium robertianum L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Herb Robert

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scented Leaves 

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Habitats
Seashore
Deciduous woodland
Hedgerows
Mountain rocks
Wasteland
Description of Genus

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

flower of Geranium robertianum
© Quentin GroomA whole plant of Geranium robertianum
© Quentin Groom
Habitat Notes

Woods, wasteground, on shingle and amongst rocks

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Widespread (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
Herbe-à-Robert
Germany
Stinkender Storchenschnabel
Spain
hierba de San Roberto
Sweden
stinknäva
Dutch
robertskruid
USA
Robert geranium
Poland
Bodziszek cuchnacy

Worldwide distribution

Temperate-Northern-Hemisphere
Northern-Africa

Chromosome Number (2N)

26

Latin Synonyms


Robertiella robertiana