Geranium family

FORM mainly herbs, shrubs

Genera    5           

Species  750 in our area 15 (Gray); 15 (B&B)43


Flowers Cyme or umbel often pink or lavendar. Fruits lobed capsules.

#Parts  5 sepals and 5 petals 5-15 stamens. free and overlapping

Symmetry Regular

Leaves round in outline, lobed cleft or divided palmately, alternately simple or compound alternate, simple to compound, often palmately lobed. Stipules present.

Note the common cultivated geranium is from South Africa and not a member of this family.