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Geranium purpureum  Vill.
little Robin
Geranium purpureum is an annual or biennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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Genus: Geranium
Family: Geraniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: escaped cultivar
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF

Alternate Names:
PLANTSGeranium robertianum ssp. purpureum
Information about  Geranium purpureum from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, invasiveness: Geranium purpureum (little robin) is a herb (family Geraniaceae) with pink flowers and lobed leaves found in the San Francisco Bay area and central coast ranges of California. It is native to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. It favors grasslands and woodlands. It spreads via seeds which land within a short distance of the parent plant. Animal and human activities help disperse this plant. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/30/2024).