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Scientific Name: Geranium spp. and/ or cvs.
Pronunciation: jur-AY-nee-um
Common Name: geranium
Family Name: Geraniaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves are broadly circular in form, palmately veined; flowers with five very similar petals (white, pink, purple or blue and often with distinctive veining), radially symmetrical (unlike zonal "geraniums").
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship


Habit: Irregular
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google. Images are currently just of G. pyrenaicum (see separate entries for other species).
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Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces:
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Reniform
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Palmately lobed

 
 
Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

 
Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: 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:
  
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
 
Location(s):
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed : dwarf cranesbill
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend : bigroot geranium
(GAZ) GAZebo : bigroot geranium
(GAZN) GAZebo North : American cranesbill
(GAZW) GAZebo West : pink cranesbillbloody cranesbill
(GRB) GRass Bed : American cranesbill, mourning cranesbill
(ONW) Overpass North side West : bloody cranesbill, meadow cranesbill, Robert geranium
(PDW) PonD West : dwarf cranesbill
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