Height: 2' (60cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Cerise ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Geraniales (Geranium Order) Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family) Genus: Erodium (Storks' Bill) Species: manascavii (Manascau's) ____________________________________
Erodium manascavii is a medium-sized evergreen perennial. It grows to about two feet high and forms a dense clump. The leaves are greeny-grey, very finely divided and softly hairy, and form a large basal rosette. The bright cerise flowers with darker veining are borne in clusters of half a dozen or so at the top of the unbranched flowering stem. Erodium manascavii flowers throughout the summer and autumn, and like most Geraniums, can withstand quite dry conditions. It also self-seeds easily.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Spring or Winter
Seed Pod The seed pod is a long pointed drop with a long tail, joined in a ring with four other
pods at the bottom of the long style.
Seed The seed is a long pointed brown oval. There is one seed in each of the five pods.
Seedling The seedleaves are rounded with a notch. The first true leaves are divided.
Seeds may germinate faster if they are nicked slightly before sowing.
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