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geranium,

common name for some members of the Geraniaceae, a family of herbs and small shrubs of temperate and subtropical regions. Their long, beak-shaped fruits give them the popular names crane's-bill (for species of the genus Geranium, the true geranium), heron's-bill (genus Erodium), and stork's-bill (genus Pelargonium). The American wild geranium, or wild crane's-bill, has rose-to-purple five-petaled flowers and handsome, deeply forked leaves; the woodland herb Robert is similar but smaller. Florists' geraniums are hybrid varieties of the S African genus Pelargonium in which the "petals" are actually highly modified stamens. Geraniums are cultivated not only as ornamentals but for the aromatic oils extracted from their foliage and flowers for use in flavorings and perfumes. Geraniums are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Geraniales, family Geraniaceae.
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(1) A genus of plants of the family Geraniaceae. They are perennial, less frequently annual, herbaceous plants. The leaves are lobed or dissected and have stipules. The blossoms are regular and pentamerous; there are ten stamens; the ovary is superior and consists of five rostrate carpels. There are approximately 400 species that are found everywhere but chiefly in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. In the USSR there are more than 50 species. Meadow cranesbill (G. pratense) and wood cranesbill (G. sylvaticum) are common on the edge of forests, in meadows, brushwood, and light forests; G. palustre, in herbaceous swamps; and small-flowered cranesbill (G. pusilium), as a weed. Some species of Geranium are cultivated as ornamentals.

(2) Sometimes plants of the genus Pelargonium, which also belong to the family Geraniaceae, are called geraniums.

T. V. EGOROVA

Geranium

[jə′rā·nē·əm]
(botany)
A genus of plants in the family Geraniaceae characterized by regular flowers, and glands alternating with the petals.

geranium

1. any cultivated geraniaceous plant of the genus Pelargonium, having scarlet, pink, or white showy flowers
2. any geraniaceous plant of the genus Geranium, such as cranesbill and herb Robert, having divided leaves and pink or purplish flowers
3. a strong red to a moderate or strong pink colour
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Although both are members of the broad geranium family, which includes nasturtiums, oxalis and many other flowers, the species known as geranium is different in several significant ways for gardeners.
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Low-growing with a bushy habit it's an ideal geranium to use at the front of a border and is equally well suited for growing in pots.
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The Huddersfield and District Fuchsia and Geranium Society is holding its 22nd Annual Open Show on August 14 and 15 as part of the Huddersfield Flower, Vegetable and Handicraft Show.
Try some effective plant partnering ( the acid yellow of Alchemilla mollis is a fantastic foil for G "Johnson's Blue" ( or merge white and soft blue geranium varieties together for a cottage garden look.
Try some effective plant partnering - the acid yellow of Alchemilla mollis is a fantastic foil for G"Johnson's Blue" or merge white and soft blue geranium varieties together for a cottage garden look.
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