Geranium tuberosum, Bulbous Crane's-Bill,
Tuberous wild geranium crane's-bill, גרניון הפקעות

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Scientific name:  Geranium tuberosum L.
Common name:  Bulbous Crane's-Bill, Tuberous wild geranium crane's-bill
Hebrew name:   גרניון הפקעות
Family:  Geraniaceae, גרניים

Flora of Israel, Fleurs sauvages, Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres, زهور,

Life form:   Batha, Phrygana
Stems:  15-30 cm; tuberous rhizome; solitary, branched above; hairy
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected
Inflorescence:  Cymes, branched clusters
Flowers:  Pink, Purple; darker veins
Fruit / pods:  Carpels, elongated beaked capsules or schizocarps
Flowering Period:   February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Geranium, Greek geranos, a crane; in allusion to the long beak of the carpels.
tuberosum, tuber, a lump, tumor, hump; tuberous.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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