Geraniaceae (weeds)

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Geranium dissectum (click on image to enlarge it)
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Geraniaceae - (geranium family)

The family contains around 800 species of mainly herbaceous plants. Some are grown as ornamentals and several are important weeds. The leaves are usually divided and the flowers are radially symmetrical with 5 sepals, 5 petals, a needle-like pistil and an ovary with 5 chambers. Fruits are capsules.

The following genera of weeds are currently entered under this family: