Geranium phaeum L.

Black Widow

Perennial herb with spreading, purple-dotted stems mostly more than 0.5 m tall. Basal leaves 10-20 cm wide, divided into 7 or 9 major, shallowly toothed lobes with brownish purple blotches on the upper surface. Flowers in open, 1-sided clusters, hanging down, petals pink to violet or purple, white at the base; late spring to early summer.

Europe (montane)

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.

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Geranium phaeum 'Alba'

Flowers large, white.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Geraniales
family       Geraniaceae
genus        Geranium L.