Geranium rotundifolium

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Etymology of Geranium rotundifolium: The name "Geranium" derives Greek "γερανός" [yeranos or geranos], meaning "crane". It is the name for the Geranium fruits which have a similar shape to the crane's beak. "Rotundus" in Latin means "round, circular" and "folium" means "leaves", hence we have the Geranium with circular leaves.

There are 7 Geranium species/kinds in the wild Cypriot habitat. An 8th, Garanium pusillum has regionally extinct; it was present in several regions of Cyprus in 1977 according to Robert Desmond Meikle.

Geranium rotundifolium is a common plant of the Cypriot habitat. Geranium rotundifolium appears all-around Cyprus at an altitude of up to 1150 metres. It can grow up to 20 centimetres tall. Its flowering period is usually from February until July.

How to identify Geranium rotundifolium:

Geranium rotundifolium has similar leaves with Geranium molle but they have different flowers. The molle flowers have a division on their petals that makes them look like they are comprised of 10 of them, while the rotundifolium petals are simple.

Geranium lucidum has also similar leaves but they have totally different capsule that looks puffed.

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