Author:
Jan Scholten
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3-653.13.00

English: Geranium family; Cranesbills.
French: Geraniacees.
Genera: California, Erodium, Geranium, Hypseocharis, Monsonia, Pelargonium, Sarcocaulon.
Botany: ± 10 genera; 800 species; temperate; Erodium, Geranium and Pelargonium are distinguished by the number of stamens or anthers: five for Erodium, seven for Pelargonium and ten for Geranium; fruit resembles long bird-beaks, Geranium evokes the crane, Pelargonium the stork and Erodium the heron.

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