Geranium phaeum

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Geranium phaeum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Geraniales
Family: Geraniaceae
Genus: Geranium
Species: G. phaeum
Binomial name
Geranium phaeum

Geranium phaeum, commonly called dusky crane's-bill,[1] mourning widow or black widow, is a herbaceous plant species in the Geraniaceae family.[2] It is native from southern, central, and western Europe, and is cultivated as a garden subject. It has dark violet colored flowers.[3] It is unmistakable with dark purple petals turned backwards and with conspicuous projecting stamens and style. Petals crinkly-edged and pointed. Leaves often blotched brown.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
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  3. ^ Phillips, Ellen; Colston Burrell, C. (1993), Rodale's illustrated encyclopedia of perennials, Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, pp. 373–76, ISBN 0875965709