Erodium reichardii (Murray) DC.

Alpine Geranium

Perennial,more or less stemless herb. Leaves 0.5-1.5 cm long. Flowers solitary, petals white with purple veins. [E. chamaedryoides (Cav.) L'Hér.]

Balearic Islands, Corsica

Plants available to horticulture under this name are sometimes referred to E. corsicum but they are probably true E. reichardii.

Plants (and cultivars) listed as E. x variabile Leslie (a putative hybrid, E. corsicum × E. reichardii), including E. ‘Roseum’ with pink petals veined deep red, and E, ‘Flore Pleno’with double, rosette-like flowers, are now recognised as E. reichardii (diploid).


E. chrysanthum L'Hér. from Greece is grown for its fine silver-grey foliage and yellow flowers, although plants sold under this name may be E. ×lindavicum.

E. manescaui Coss. from the Pyrenees has fern-like leaves and purplish red flowers.

Source: Francis, D.; Rodgers, I.; Scriven, A.; Spencer, R. (2002). Geraniaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Geraniales
family       Geraniaceae
genus        Erodium L'Hér.