Geranium rotundifolium L.

Geranium rotundifolium L., Sp. Pi. ed. 1 (1753) 683; Boiss., Fb Or. I (1867) 880; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1925) 574; Webb et Ferguson, Fl. Eur. II (1968) 198— Кръглолистен здравец

Fam:   Geraniaceae Juss.
Genus:  Geranium L.
Species: Geranium roundifolium L.
English Name:


Annuals, root underdeveloped, 8-70 cm tall plants. Stems straight or ascending, single or multiple, branched, spreading long simple, usually in the upper half glandular and fibrous. The lowest leaves in the rosette 3.5 - 15.0 cm long, just thick wooly stems, 0.5-2.5 cm long, 1.0 - 4.5 cm wide, rounded in shape, up to 1/2 its radius palmate divided into several major portions, which in turn are the shallower or deeper spread out into blunt little shares on both sides just short densely wooly, declining after flowering. Stipules narrowly triangular, tan, long white wooly simply. Stem leaves on 0.5 - 7.0 cm long just thick wooly stems, 0.8 - 2.5 cm long, 1.5-4.5 cm wide, rounded in shape, a deeper shared than lowest leafs and more  pointed as they on both sides simple wooly, opposite. Two by two blossoms on a 0.8 - 4.5 cm long, densely spread   simple and glandular pubescent, petals bosom leafs, glandular hairs with red or black glands. Bracts narrowly threeangle, long white simply wooly. Pedicels 0.5 - 2.5 cm long, densely long outstretched, simple glandular and wooly, fetal curved downward. Sepals 3.5 - 6.5 mm long, 2-3 mm wide, eliptical, the edge wide white tunicates, short  pointed, 3 stripped of at least the edge and the fibers with long, straight or curved, stiff simple and scattered, mainly at the core to the edge, short glandular hairs, rarely purposes only sepals with simple hairs. Petals 4-8 mm long, 1.5-3.0 mm wide, longer than calyx leafs, narrow reverse ovate, entire, the base with long, narrow wedge, naked light small nail, pink. Stamen leafs hidden in the blossom. Fruit shares 2.5-3.0 mm long, 1.5-2.0 mm wide, smooth, spreading just short fiber with preserved after ripening seeds just short and long scattered glandular pubescent, curved beard. Seeds 1.5-2.0 mm long, 1.0-1.5 mm wide, light brown, with mesh surface.

Flowering Time: Blooms IV-VII, fruitful V-VIII.


„Флора на НРБ”, том VII, БАН, София (1979) 

Distribution in Bulgaria:

These plants are growing in dry grasslands, rocky and scrub areas along roads, in the plains, foothills and mountains. Widespread from sea level

until approximitly 1000 meters altitude.


Europe, Asia (excluding last northern parts), North Africa.

Conservation status and threats:  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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