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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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To explain the different types of geranium, the ones commonly used as bedding plants are known as zonal, due to the darker zone on their leaves.
The botanical name for the plant is pelargonium, which distinguishes them from their herbaceous perennial cousins which are called hardy geraniums. However, most of you will know and purchase them simply as geraniums.
Geranium phaeum loves shade and joining it underneath the trees are two other woodlanders, Geranium maculatum and Geranium sylvaticum.
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Cranesbill Geranium These vigorous geraniums will cover ground faster than weeds and produce some of the prettiest summer flowers in shades from white to purple, making them ideal candidates for the front of the border.
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The trade requirement which becomes effective on January 13,2012, requires that AHPA members do not label 1,3-dimethylamylamine, whether identified by this name or any synonym, as geranium oil or as any part of the geranium plant-whether by the common name of geranium or by the botanical name of any plant known as geranium.
In late spring, the delicate, rosy-purple flowers of the wild geranium brighten up the sun-dappled edges of New York's roads, woods and meadows.