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Geranium molle


Geranium molle, the Dove's-foot Crane's-bill[1] or Dovesfoot Geranium,[2] is an annual herbaceous plant belonging to the Geraniaceae family.Geranium molle is a small plant reaching on average 5–30 centimetres (2.0–12 in) in height.[3] It is a very branched plant, quite hairy, with several ascending stems. The leaves are palmate, cut 5 to 9 times. The basal leaves are arranged in a rosette, the upper ones are sessile, rounded and hairy, with a long petiole of about 5–12 millimetres (0.20–0.47 in).[3] The flowers are pinkish-purple, 8-12 mm in diameter, with very jagged petals. It blooms from April to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite and mainly pollinated by Hymenoptera. Fruits are glabrous, usually with 6-9 transverse ridges.


I found it in my garden

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jopy 8 years ago
Dovesfoot Geranium
Geranium molle FCD: Geranium molle L. - 35259

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1 Comment

DerrickLK 8 years ago

Some kind of geranium I believe.

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Spotted on Apr 19, 2013
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