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Geranium molle - L.

Common Name Dovefoot Geranium
Family Geraniaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry grassland, dunes, waste places and cultivated ground[17].
Range Britain, Europe to the Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Geranium molle Dovefoot Geranium


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Geranium molle Dovefoot Geranium
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Geranium molle is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in). It is in flower from April to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Anodyne;  Astringent;  Vulnerary.

The plant is considered to be anodyne, astringent and vulnerary[240].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates a wide range of soil types[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Author

L.

Botanical References

17

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Readers comment

   May 15 2017 12:00AM

It is edible according to Julia's Edible Weeds: http://www.juliasedibleweeds.com/edible-weeds-flowers/doves-foot-geranium/

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