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Dove's-foot Crane's-bill

Observed: 9th September 2012 By: ex-royalex-royal’s reputation in Plantsex-royal’s reputation in Plantsex-royal’s reputation in Plantsex-royal’s reputation in Plants
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Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dove's-foot Crane's-bill (Geranium molle) interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

scale?

Could you give an identification of scale - particularly the size of the flowers. The flowers are overexposed, which makes their colour less reliable (and digital camera colour rendition is bad in the pink/purple region to begin with), but my first thought would be G. pyrenaicum, rather than G. molle.

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scale

The flowers were about 0.75cm across. I have attached a further image which may give a better idea of the colour. On reflection I now tend towards your id with which I shall agree when you make it. Thanks.

Alan

lavateraguy's picture

flower size

Stace says that the petals of G. molle are 4-6mm (long) and those of G. pyrenaicum are 7-10mm. So by flower size it would appear that your original identification as G. molle was correct.

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other characters

If you want to consider other traits, apart from Stace and Poland, Flora Iberica (www.floraiberica.es) has detailed descriptions of both species (http://www.floraiberica.es/PHP/cientificos_.php?gen=Geranium)