Geranium psilostemon

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Geranium psilostemon
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The G. psilostemon cultivar 'Bressingham Fair'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. psilostemon
Binomial name
Geranium psilostemon
Ledeb.
Synonyms

Geranium armenum Boiss

Geranium psilostemon, commonly called Armenian cranesbill, is a species of hardy flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the genus Geranium, Geraniaceae family.[1] It is native to Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the Russian Federation. It has glowing reddish purple colored flowers, with leaves tinted red in Autumn. It is cultivated as a garden subject, and a number of different cultivars exist.[2]

The Latin specific epithet psilostemon means "with smooth stamens".[3]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?408063
  2. ^ Phillips, Ellen; Colston Burrell, C. (1993), Rodale's illustrated encyclopedia of perennials, Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, pp. 373–76, ISBN 0875965709 
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Geranium psilostemon". Retrieved 20 June 2013.