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Geranium maderense

Geranium maderense Yeo

 

Madeira Cranesbill

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
GenusGeraniumFrom the Greek γέρανος, géranos (or γερανός, geranós), “crane,” because some of the fruits resemble a crane’s bill
SpeciesmaderenseMeans “from Madeira”

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Geranium maderense description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 27 May 2010.

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Geranium maderense (Madeira Cranesbill)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.1 × 0.7 m)