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Black Eyed Geranium

Geranium mascatense

Description:

Black Eyed Geranium is a diffuse slender annual herb, which is velvety or hairy-glandular. Leaves are nearly circular or kidney-shaped in outline, 0.8-5 cm broad, divided into up to 7 lobes. Lobes are further divided. Upper leaves are smaller than the lower ones. Pink cup-shaped flowers, 1.2-1.5 cm broad, have a purplish black eye in the center. The species name ocellatum means, like a small eye. Sepals are glandular-hairy. Petals are inverted-egg shaped, twice as long as the sepals, pink with a dark base. The stigma is prominently divided into five parts.

Habitat:

Flowering: Aug-Sept, on slopes... It grows at higher altitudes of Maharashtra, India..

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Rajas Deshpande
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Rajas Deshpande

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 8, 2013
Submitted on Sep 11, 2013

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