The Geranium, but –

I flere år har vi hatt et massivt innslag av en viss plante i hagen, og – den sprer seg stadig.
Først trodde vi det dreide seg om en stokkrose, men etter hvert oppdaget vi markante forskjeller på ‘vår blomst’ og bilder av hva som dokumentert var stokkroser.
Idag satt jeg meg fore og en gang for alle fastslå hva slags plante dette var? Men om tanken var god, så var problemet atskillig vanskeligere å løse. Til slutt begynte nettet å snøre seg om den såkalte ‘storkenebbfamilien’ (Geranium?) Men – ‘Geranium’ hva? For det viste seg etter hvert at det nok var oppimot 50-60 forskjellige underarter innen denne familien med til dels helt marginale forskjeller og vi fant aldri et bilde som helt definitivt var nøyaktig lk det vi hadde ute i hagen, men – ‘Geranium ett-eller-annet’, det er det altså! 🙂
For years we’ve had a massive intrusion of one particular plant in our garden, and – it’s still spreading! First we believed it to be a ‘holyoke’, but this plant will grow to 5-6 feet, whereas our specimen rarely surpassed 1 foot! And there were other differencies as well!
So – back to the drawingboard (as they say). After som time we came across pictures from the Cranebill-family and was homing in on the ‘Geraniums’, but there was no simple solution. As it turned out, there must be at least 50 different geraniums – all slightly different from another! And we never found a picture that was exactly like the specimen from our garden but enough likness that we may say; Geranium (for sure), but
‘Geranium’ what?
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8 Responses to The Geranium, but –

  1. Dina says:

    Do you have the app plantnet for your mobile? It’s free and very good. 🙂

  2. -Eugenia says:

    Copied from Wikipedia – “Geranium is a genus of 422 species of flowering annual, biennial, and perennial plants that are commonly known as the cranesbills.” As stated by your follower, davidoakesimages, there are various colors – white, pink, purple or blue. Also, geraniums have five similar petals. Your photos are amazing!

    • Seenorway says:

      That many? Huh? No wonder I couldn’t seem to find a shot looking exactly like the one in my photo? They are all just a little bit different to each other, that be colors, shape of petals. hight, sizes . . .
      422 different types? Who knows? I’m pretty sure that by now there must be at least another dozen we haven’t noticed? ;.)

  3. utesmile says:

    It looks beautiful what ever the name. I am not good with plant names I do enjoy the beauty of it.

  4. Seenorway says:

    We do have what we call ‘Cranes bill’ and I have even published a post of this one, however, – color and the flower itself have definite differencies (and likeness) to this ‘problem child’ of ours 🙂

  5. Yep…We know it as Cranesbill and a variety of Geranium it is. Ours are a deeper Blue. It also self seeds so spreads quickly across the garden. Kept in check it is a great addition but left to its own devises it can become overwhelming . We still love it but we have to keep chasing it 🙂

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