Pelargonium L’Hér. ex Aiton
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Geraniales||Balsams, mustards, geraniums, wood sorrels, nasturtiums, others|
|Family||Geraniaceae||Geranium or cranesbill family|
|Genus||Pelargonium||From the Greek pelargos for “stork,” alluding to the bill-shaped fruit [Note: It is interesting that several of the members of this family take their names from long-billed birds, i.e. pelargos (stork), geranos (crane), and erodios (heron)]|
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Pelargonium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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Geranium (Pelargonium) · 7/29/2007 · Naumanns, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm) Species not yet identified
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