Geranium mole L.

Geranium  molle L., Sp. PI. ed. I (1753) 682;Boiss., Fl. Or. I (1867) 882; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1925) 570; Webb et Ferguson, Fl. Eur. II (1968) 198 — Нежен здравец

Fam: Geraniaceae Juss. 
Genus:  Geranium L.
Species: Geranium mole L.
English Name: Dove's-foot Crane's-bill or Dovesfoot Geranium,

Geranium molle is a small plant reaching on average 5–30 centimetres (2.0–12 in) in height. It is a very branched plant, quite hairy, with several ascending stems. The leaves are palmate, cut 5 to 9 times. The basal leaves are arranged in a rosette, the upper ones are sessile, rounded and hairy, with a long petiole of about 5–12 millimetres (0.20–0.47 in). The flowers are pinkish-purple, 8-12 mm in diameter, with very jagged petals. It blooms from April to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite and mainly pollinated by Hymenoptera. Fruits are glabrous, usually with 6-9 transverse ridges.

Flowering Time:

Blooms: IV – VII, fruitful: V - VIII.

References: „Флора на НРБ”, том VII, БАН, София (1979), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   

Distribution in Bulgaria: These plants are growing on dry and grassy places in the plains, foothills and

mountains, in all appropriate floristic regions in Bulgaria, from sea level, up to 1000 m altitude.

Distribution: Europe (except most northern pats), Caucasus, Central- and South - West Asia, North Africa

Conservation status and threats:  it is not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

Medical plant: it is not -

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