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|Family: Geraniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Geranium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Geranium purpureum Vill.
Habit: Annual. Stem: decumbent to ascending, 1--3.5 dm; hairs soft. Leaf: blade 3--8.7 cm wide; divided > 0.9 to base, segments 5, +- sessile to short-stalked, pinnately lobed to dissected. Flower: pedicel 5--10 mm; sepals 4.5--7 mm, smooth, soft-hairy, awned; petals 5--9.5 mm, rounded, pink to red-purple; anthers +- yellow. Fruit: mericarp 2.3--3 mm, ribbed or +- net-like, with 3--5 collar-like rings and long fibers at tip, glabrous or hairy, basal callus 0; beak 13--16 mm, narrow tip 4--4.5 mm; stigmas +- 1 mm. Seed: smooth. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Open to shaded sites; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, NCoRI, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: native to Europe, northern Africa, western Asia; alien in South America, New Zealand, southern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--May
eFlora Treatment Author: Carlos Aedo
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Geranium potentilloides
Next taxon: Geranium pusillum
Citation for this treatment: Carlos Aedo 2016. Geranium purpureum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77514, accessed on October 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 28, 2016.