Alice Rickwood's picture

Small purple flower (added via Android)

Observed: 23rd June 2013 By: Alice Rickwood
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Species with which Geranium molle interacts


lavateraguy's picture

How small ...

... are the flowers?

There are 3 similar species of Geranium, with flowers of different sizes. There are other ways of telling them apart, but probably not from these photographs.

From comparison with the daisies I'd plump for Geranium pyreniacum, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that that had small flowers.

Chris Metherell's picture

Geranium spp.

Geranium, or rather the smallish flowered ones are not difficult to tell apart. Geranium molle has flower stalks (the pedicels) with a combination of long and short hairs, obvious without a hand lens, and has all ten stamens with anthers. Geranium pusillum has only short hairs on the pedicel and only five of its ten stamens have anthers. Both have the petals divided 3/4 of the way to the base which are less than 6mm long. Geranium pyrenaicum is larger, with petals more than 6mm and which are split less than 3/4 of the way to the base. Also has all ten stamens with anthers.

Chris Metherell
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