Definition of Geranium pratense

1. Noun. Tall perennial cranesbill with paired violet-blue axillary flowers; native to northern parts of Old World and naturalized in North America.

Exact synonyms: Meadow Cranesbill
Generic synonyms: Crane's Bill, Cranesbill

Lexicographical Neighbors of Geranium Pratense

Geothlypis trichas
Geraghty's test
Gerald Ford
Gerald R. Ford
Gerald Rudolph Ford
Geranium maculatum
Geranium molle
Geranium pratense
Geranium richardsonii
Geranium robertianum
Geranium viscosissimum
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerardia pedicularia
Gerardia virginica
Gerardus Mercator
Gerbera jamesonii
Gerbich antigen
Gerbode defect

Literary usage of Geranium pratense

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"geranium pratense L. Sp. Pl. 681. 1753. Perennial bv a stout rootstock. pubescent with spreading or retrorse short hairs, erect, 1°-2J° high. ..."

2. The Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1881)
"geranium pratense FLORE-PLENO. THE ordinary double variety of this old British species is well ... The spray figured was gathered Fig. 20.—geranium pratense ..."

3. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1866)
"... Kingsbury Pet, and Prince of Orange with the pollen of geranium pratense. I repeated the experiment several times and under different circumstances, ..."

4. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1800)
"Fruit beaked, separating into 5 seed-cases, each tipped with a long simple naked awn. SYN. geranium pratense. Linn. Sp. PI. 954. ..."

5. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1847)
"It was a dried fragment of geranium pratense. ... Of geranium pratense and its immediate allies, Gerarde says, ' none of these plants are now in vse in ..."

6. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1884)
"at flowers of geranium pratense in my garden ; this plant does not occur here in the wild state ; also at flowers of everlasting pea, &c. ..."

7. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1879)
"Mr. Grieve sent specimens of a plant with the foliage of geranium pratense but more divided than usual and with a yellowish tinge. ..."

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