Geranium pratense L.

Meadow Cranesbill

Perennial herb to over 1 m tall. Leaves divided palmately into 7-9 lobes which are further divided. Flowers in dense clusters, the petals bluish to violet, fading to white at the base, without notches.

Eurasia, Himalaya

f. albiflorum Opiz. Flowers white.

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 pratense 'Galactic'

Flowers in flat-topped clusters, large, to nearly 5 cm wide. Petals white, overlapping, slightly notched.

Submitted to Cambridge University Botanic  Garden in 1970 by Joy Forty.

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