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Other Wildflower or HerbGeranium solanderi var. solanderi

Native Geranium at Cotter Reserve

Geranium solanderi var. solanderi at Cotter Reserve - 3 Dec 2014

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3 comments

wrote:
   4 Dec 2014
It probably is. However, I need more information before confirming it. In Geranium solanderi the petals are 5-12mm long, and the sepals are 2-5 mm wide, without a mucro (short point). In Geranium neglectum, the petals are 13-15mm long, and the sepals are 1-2.5 mm wide, with a distinct mucro. In Geranium potentilloides, the petals are 5-6mm long, and the sepals are 1-2.5 mm wide, with a distinct mucro. At Cotter, the more likely variety of Geranium potentilloides is var. potentilloides, which has bracteoles usually about halfway along the flower stalk (peduncle plus pedicel), and brown seeds with small pits.
wrote:
   4 Dec 2014
I think it must be G. solanderi based on your detailed information as I can see that the sepals are quite wide-probably about 3mm wide. The petals were about 8mm long.
wrote:
   5 Dec 2014
Thanks for those great Id tips Betty - I've always had trouble readily telling apart the local geraniums.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • True In flower
  • 3 Dec 2014 Recorded on
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