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Geranium pratense L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Meadow cranesbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Grassland
Hedgerows
Meadow
River banks
Roadsides
Scrub
Description of Genus

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

leaf of Geranium pratense
© Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (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 and is blue in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Wiesen-Storchschnabel
Sweden
ängsnäva
Dutch
beemdooievaarsbek
USA
Meadow Geranium
Poland
Bodziszek lakowy

Chromosome Number (2N)

28