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  • noun Any flowering plant of the genus Geranium found throughout the temperate zone.


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  • " The cranesbills make up the genus Geranium of 422 species of annual, biennial, and perennial plants found throughout the temperate regions of the world and the mountains of the tropics, but mostly in the eastern part of the Mediterranean.

    The species Geranium viscosissimum is considered to be protocarnivorous.

    The name "cranesbill" derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane. The genus name is derived from the Greek word geranos, meaning "crane". The long, palmately cleft leaves are broadly circular in form. Their rose, pink to blue or white flowers have 5 petals."


    January 24, 2008

  • One of my favorites is 'Johnson's Blue.'

    February 1, 2011