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Common name

English: Herb Robert, Robert geranium

German: Ruprechtskraut

Mandarin: 汉荭鱼腥草 (han hong yu xing cao)

Portuguese: Bico-de-grou-robertino, Erva-de-São-Roberto

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Geraniales (35)

        Family: Geraniaceae (17)(family description)

          Genus: Geranium (13)

            Epithet: robertianum L. (2)

Synonyms: Geranium briceanum Sweet, Geranium eriophorum H.Lév., Geranium foetidum Gilib., Geranium graveolens Stokes, Geranium inodorum (DC.) G.Don, Geranium lindleyanum Royle, Geranium littorale (Rouy) A.W.Hill, Geranium mosquense Goldb., Geranium neapolitanum A.Terracc., Geranium palmatisectum Dulac, Geranium pedunculatum Royle, Geranium rubellum Moench, Geranium rupertianum Beckh., Geranium scopulicolum Jord. ex Nyman, Robertiella robertianum (L.) Hanks, Robertium vulgare Picard

foetidum => evil smelling

graveolens => of strong or rank odour

robertianum => probably in honor of the 11th century french saint Robert, abbot of Molerne

vulgare => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Geranium robertianum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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