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Geranium: Pelargonium or Cranesbill?

Geranium: Pelargonium or Cranesbill?

Which geranium is which?

Wikipedia states: "Geraniaceae is a family of flowering plants placed in the order Geraniales. The family name is derived from the genus Geranium. The family includes both the genus Geranium and the garden plants called geraniums, which modern botany classifies as genus Pelargonium, along with other related genera.

Pelargoniums are the summer bedding plants found in many gardens and garden centres. They are not winter hardy and are toxic to dogs.

Cranesbill (see photo) is hardy, and we understand it to be a non-toxic geranium plant and so is on Max's safe list.