Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Algeria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Iran, Iraq,
Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, North Caucasus,
Palestine, Romania, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi,
Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Yugoslavia
||Pink / Blue
Geranium stepporum, P.H.Davis.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in
southern Europe into Minor Asia, growing in a well-drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three or four
centimetres in diameter. It will raise to 30 centimetres, and the
flowers are pink and blue. The plant can be reproduced both from
seeds and cuttings.
genera name means 'crane', for resemblance of fruit to a crane's
bill. The species name indicates its swollen root.