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Geranium molle L.
DOVES-FOOT CRANESBILL
Doves foot Cranesbill; Cranesbill Geranium; Doves-foot Cranes-bill; Geranium brutim; Dovefoot geranium; Geranium aequale

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Geranium molle, Dovefoot Geranium
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Geranium molle, Dovefoot Geranium

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Geranium molle, Dovefoot Geranium
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Geranium molle, inflorescence - frontal view of flower
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Geranium molle, stem - showing leaf bases
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Associates · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Erysiphaceae  Erysiphe communis @ BPI (1)

Erysiphe polygoni @ BPI (1)

Sphaerotheca fugax @ BPI (1)

Sphaerotheca humuli @ BPI (4)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Ramularia geranii @ BPI (3)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora conglomerata @ BPI (6)
Pucciniaceae  Uromyces geranii @ BPI (5)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Geranium molle L. Dovesfoot Crane's-bill
Geraniaceae — Geranium family
Non-native
Geranium molle
Fenwick Island State Park
April 2005 Geranium molle
Phillips Landing
April 2012 Geranium molle
Killens Pond State Park
May 2013

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Geranium molle  L. - Dovesfoot Cranesbill

Geranium molle plant

Family - Geraniaceae

Stems - Multiple from the base, branching, herbaceous, erect to ascending, from a taproot, reddish at the base, terete, villous and glandular pubescent, to +/-40cm long.

Geranium molle stem

Leaves - Alternate, stipulate, petiolate. Stipules oblique, attenuate to ovate, appressed pubescent and ciliate on the margins, to +6mm long. Petioles of the lowest leaves to +7cm long, petioles of the upper leaves much reduced. Petioles villous and glandular pubescent, terete. Blades 5-7 palmately lobed, orbicular, to +4cm in diameter, villosuous above and below, with ciliate margins. Lobes of the blades divided again. Ultimate divisions rounded to subacute, with a small reddish tip. Veins of the blade impressed above, expressed below. Main veins extending to the apex of the leaf and forming the minute tip.

Geranium molle leaves

Inflorescence - Axillary and terminal pedunculate umbels of 2-3 flowers. Peduncles to 2cm long, villous and glandular pubescent. Pedicels to 1.5cm long, villous and glandular pubescent, thickened at the apex for 2-3mm, each pedicel subtended by a small pair of bracts. Bracts reddish, ciliate, acute, 1-2mm long.

Geranium molle inflorescence

Flowers - Petals 5, distinct, 5-6mm long, 4-5mm broad, dark pink, glabrous but with a few cilia at the base, obovate, notched at the apex to about 1/3 of the total length. Stamens +/-10, erect. Filaments to +3mm long, compressed and wrapping around the ovary at the base, whitish at the base, purplish at the apex. Anthers purple, bilobed, -1mm long and broad. Styles 5, united for 1/2 their length basally, villous, purple at the apex, +/-3mm long in flower, accrescent. The apices spreading. Ovary superior, 5-carpellate, glabrous. Carpels raised rugose reticulate. Sepals 5, green, erect, villous and glandular pubescent externally, antrorse appressed pubescent internally, elliptic-oblong, 3-4mm long in flower, +/-2mm broad, entire, acute and with a minute hardened tip to .2mm long, accrescent.

Geranium molle flowers

Geranium molle calyx Calyx.

Geranium molle fruit Developing fruit.

Flowering - May - August.

Habitat - Lawns, grassy open ground, roadsides.

Origin - Native to Europe.

Other info. - This weedy species is uncommon in Missouri but will almost certainly spread with time. The plant is attractive but can be aggressive if left unchecked. This species can be identified by its glabrous carpels, pinkish flowers (which have deep notches in the petals), pubescent stems, and simply acute sepals.

Photographs taken somewhere in NC., 4-20-03, and on the Auburn University Campus, Auburn, AL., 3-26-05.


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Geranium molle L.
dovefoot geranium

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General Information
Symbol: GEMO
Group: Dicot
Family: Geraniaceae
Duration: Annual
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Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   I
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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Geraniales
Family Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Genus Geranium L. – geranium
Species Geranium molle L. – dovefoot geranium

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Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Cransbill, Geranium
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© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Dove's-foot Geranium
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William R. Hewlett
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Woodland Geranium
ID: 8120 3181 4908 0107 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Crane's Bill Geranium
ID: 0000 0000 0102 0283 [detail]
© 2001 Julie Kierstead Nelson

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Dove's Foot Geranium
ID: 1335 3153 0213 0025 [detail]
Robert Potts
© 2002 California Academy of Sciences

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Crane's Bill Geranium
ID: 0000 0000 0402 0128 [detail]
© 2002 George W. Hartwell

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Crane's Bill Geranium
ID: 0000 0000 0402 0126 [detail]
© 2002 George W. Hartwell

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Woodland Geranium
ID: 8120 3181 4016 0047 [detail]
Charles Webber
© 1998 California Academy of Sciences

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Dove's Foot Geranium
ID: 0000 0000 0904 0616 [detail]
© 2004 Cheri Miller

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Awnless Geranium
ID: 0000 0000 0505 2262 [detail]
© 2005 George W. Hartwell

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Awnless Geranium
ID: 0000 0000 0505 2263 [detail]
© 2005 George W. Hartwell

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
Parry Horkelia
ID: 0000 0000 0505 2264 [detail]
© 2005 George W. Hartwell

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
ID: 0000 0000 0408 0184 [detail]
© 2008 Steve Matson

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
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© 2008 Steve Matson

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© 2008 Steve Matson

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© 2008 Steve Matson

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© 2008 Steve Matson

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© 2008 Steve Matson

Geranium molle
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© 2006 Luigi Rignanese

Geranium molle
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© 2008 Steve Matson

Geranium molle
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© 2008 Steve Matson

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
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© 2008 Steve Matson

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
ID: 0000 0000 0408 0189 [detail]
© 2008 Steve Matson

Geranium molle
Geranium molle
ID: 0000 0000 1207 1225 [detail]
© 2007 Carol W. Witham

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