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Geranium potentilloides


PlantSnap identifies a Cinquefoil geranium (Geranium potentilloides)

Geranium potentilloides is a species of geranium known by the common name cinquefoil geranium. It is native to the eastern half of Australia, where it is widespread, as well as New Zealand, and Indonesia. It is also present in the San Francisco Bay Area in the United States, where it is an introduced species. It is a plant of several woodland, grassland, and forest habitat types. This is a perennial herb growing decumbent to prostrate along the ground, with roughly hairy stems up to half a meter long, sometimes rooting at nodes that come in contact with moist soil. The leaves are borne on petioles and have rounded blades divided into several lobed segments. The inflorescence bears one or less often two flowers, each with notched petals 6 to 8 millimeters long, usually pink in color.
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