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Scientific Name: Geranium molle
Pronunciation: jur-AY-nee-um MAW-ley
Common Name: dove's foot cranesbill
Family Name: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural), Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves few, basal and then opposite, kidney-shaped, long-stalked, 1.5-5 cm long, 5-7 coarsely toothed lobes; flower petals pink, shallowly notched, 3-5 mm long. (E-Flora BC).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses:
Additional Info: Google
dove's foot cranesbill
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed
Arrangement: Basal, Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glandular hairs, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Margins: Palmately lobed

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

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

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons)

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant
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