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phaedryx's avatar

What kind of flower is this?

Asked by phaedryx (6099 points ) April 10th, 2011

Here’s a picture:
http://ln-s.net/8if7

It looks somewhat familiar and it has distinctive leaves, but my google-fu is weak in this case.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

http://www.mywildflowers.com/ is a really good database search engine.

Jeruba's avatar

Its leaves look like geranium leaves. How does it smell? Like dirt?

AllAboutWaiting's avatar

Looks like geranium. The odor of the stems and leaves is like nothing else and difficult to describe, but would take the mystery out of it. The leaves actually look a bit small, and it is quite lanky (but healthy looking) for a geranium. The flowers are a common geranium color.

thenemo1's avatar

Go to this page it has many pictures of
geraniums.
http://www.hobbsfarmgreenery.com/geraniumphotos.html

ccrow's avatar

Yeah, definitely some kind of geranium.

creative1's avatar

@phaedryx rub the leaves they may have a scent to them as well, Geraniums can be scented (such as having a apple or a rose scent to them) See the link that @thenemo1 provided you, I was going to give you a similar link but everything I was going to give you is in the link that they already gave you. But rubbing the leaves then smelling your fingers will help you tell if its a scented geranium or not.

gailcalled's avatar

Absolutely, unquestionably an ivy geranium. If large enough, the leaves will hang down like ivy so it is pretty in a hanging basket.

You can nip off a few small leaves with some stem attached (use a thin, light green one) and root it in a small pot with average soil. I have one in my living room now, ready to bloom for the first time since last fall.

marinelife's avatar

It’s an ivy geranium.

phaedryx's avatar

Thanks everyone, GA’s all around.

susanc's avatar

And small flowers are normal for this variety. It looks healthy and good.

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