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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:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 19-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • meadow crane's-bill  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • meadow geranium   - English (Canada)
  • géranium des prés   - French (Canada)
  • ängsnäva  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia, [Eastern Siberia] Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan (e.), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
    • MONGOLIA: Mongolia
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.), Nepal, Pakistan (n.)

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Aedo, C. et al. 1998. World checklist of Geranium (Geraniaceae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 56:233.
  2. Aedo, C. 2001. The genus Geranium L. (Geraniaceae) in North America. II. Perennial species. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 59:20.
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  4. Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh.
  5. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 159-160.
  6. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  7. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  8. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  9. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  10. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  11. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  12. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  13. Stace, C. 1995. New flora of the British Isles.
  14. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  15. Yeo, P. 2002. Hardy geraniums, ed. 2

Check other web resources for Geranium pratense L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=436. Accessed 22 August 2019.