Taxon: Geranium pratense L.

Genus: Geranium
Subgenus: Geranium
Section: Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae
Nomen number: 436
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:681. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 16-Jul-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F Eur; Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Georgia ; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Naturalized



  • Aedo, C. 2001. The genus Geranium L. (Geraniaceae) in North America. II. Perennial species Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 59:20.
  • Aedo, C. et al. 1998. World checklist of Geranium (Geraniaceae) Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56:233.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa Flora of Himachal Pradesh. (F Himachal)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  • Stace, C. New flora of the British Isles. (F BritStace)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Yeo, P. Hardy geraniums, ed. 2. 2002 (Hardy Geraniums)

Check other web resources for Geranium pratense L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image