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Pelargonium L’Hér. ex Aiton


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderGeranialesBalsams, mustards, geraniums, wood sorrels, nasturtiums, others
FamilyGeraniaceaeGeranium or cranesbill family
GenusPelargoniumFrom 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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Pelargonium L’Hér. (geranium)

Geranium (Pelargonium) · 7/29/2007 · Naumanns, Chelmsford, Mass­a­chu­setts Species not yet identified


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