Sunday, 1 May 2011

Geranium robertianum L.


Latin name: Geranium robertianum L.
Familia: Geraniaceae
Croatian name: Pastirska iglica
English name: Herb Robert

A hairy, rather strong-smelling annual, up to 40 cm high. Leaves triangular, fern-like, divided into 3 - 5 pinnately lobed segments. Flowers pink, 5 petals, 10 stamens; ovary has five styles grown together into a long spike.
Widespread  in a light shade in woods and bushes, also on walls and rocks.

Plant is used as herb.

2 comments:

  1. Really nice! I have one also. And it's just starting to come up now. ;)

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  2. In our country, we have these as well, and they are called cranesbill here. I have them in both blue and pink, and they just started blooming today!


    I like how you post the information about each plant - what a great idea!

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