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Scientific Name: Geranium phaeum
Pronunciation: jur-AY-nee-um FEE-um
Common Name: mourning widow
Family Name: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves basal, lobed, 10-15(-20 cm) wide when mature; flowers deep maroon-purple flowers, about 2 cm wide.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Mounded, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Filler, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
mourning widow
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Peltate
Margins: Dentate, Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Purple
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, Initially capsule-like, but splits into 5 mericarps which each open like a follicle to release a single seed like a catapult

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Rhizomes

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Bacterial leaf spot, Leaf miner insect, Mildew, Mold, Slugs or snails, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
(GRB) GRass Bed : east
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