Geranium columbinum L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Long-stalked crane’s-bill

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Geranium columbinum L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 24 Jun 2021'

General Information

"Annual or biennial; stems several, diffusely ascending, 2–4 dm; basal lvs reniform, 3–5 cm wide, 5–7-cleft nearly to the base into deeply and narrowly cleft segments; cauline lvs similar, on shorter petioles, even the uppermost ones opposite; peduncles elongate; pedicels 2, elongate, minutely pubescent with appressed retrorse hairs; sep 5–8 mm excluding the subulate tip, antrorsely strigillose; pet purple, retuse, 8–10 mm; mature fr 2.5 cm, the stylar beak 4–5 mm, the carpel-bodies glabrous or sparsely pilose on the back, not wrinkled; 2n=18. Native of Europe, established as a weed from N.Y. to N.D., s to Ga. June–Aug."

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    15–40 cm hoch, aufsteigend oder aufrecht, nicht oder wenig verzweigt, kurz und rückwärts anliegend behaart. Blätter im Umriss rundlich, 2–5 cm breit, bis fast zum Grund 5–7teilig, Abschnitte 1–2mal tief geteilt, mit linealen Zipfeln. Blüten

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    6–9. Äcker, Wegränder, Felsschutt, kollin-montan. CH.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Long-stalked crane’s-billEnglishIE
    Crobh coilmIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    Geranio colombinoItalianCH
    Crobh an colúrIrishIE
    Gerani columbinRaeto-RomanceCH
    Géranium colombinFrenchCH
    Crobh colaimIrishIE


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Sp. Pl.

     Information From

    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Irish Vernacular Names
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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