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Author:  Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:  Albania, Algeria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, North Caucasus, Palestine, Romania, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Yugoslavia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3-4 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink / Blue
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Tuberous Cranesbill
Synonyms:  Geranium radicatum M.Bieb.
Geranium stepporum, P.H.Davis.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in southern Europe into Minor Asia, growing in a well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three or four centimetres in diameter. It will raise to 30 centimetres, and the flowers are pink and blue. The plant can be reproduced both from seeds and cuttings.

The genera name means 'crane', for resemblance of fruit to a crane's bill. The species name indicates its swollen root.

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