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|Family: Geraniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Geranium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Geranium pusillum L.
Habit: Annual. Stem: decumbent to erect, 1--5 dm, often branched; hairs soft. Leaf: blade 1.5--4.8 cm wide, divided 0.3--0.75 to base, segments 7, wedge-shaped. Flower: pedicel 6--16 mm; sepals 3--4.5 mm, smooth, mucronate to short-awned; petals 2--3 mm, +- notched, pink to violet; fertile stamens 5. Fruit: mericarp 1.7--1.9 mm, smooth, minutely strigose, basal callus 0; beak 7--9 mm, narrow tip 0; stigmas 0.5--0.7 mm. Seed: finely net-like.
Ecology: Disturbed open places, dry grassland; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, s SNF, n CCo, SnFrB, s SNE; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, eastern North America; native to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia; alien in South America, New Zealand. Flowering Time: Mar--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Carlos Aedo
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Geranium purpureum
Next taxon: Geranium pyrenaicum
Citation for this treatment: Carlos Aedo 2016. Geranium pusillum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=26738, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.