Flower for Id- ID14092015SH3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Flower for Id pl. Is it Geranium maculatum ?
Location – Near Rampur, Himachal Pradesh
Do you have any other pictures ? If so, pl. post.
It is extremely difficult to identify a plant with so little information that a side-view of a flower only provides. No foliage or overall impression.
Yes, it is a Geranium. Not sure why you thought it might be Geranium maculatum? This is a North American species – which I have seed in NE US – not that its flowers are close. I could go through the likely species of geranium recorded from the region it was photographed and perhaps narrow it down but one really needs photos would provide more details/characteristics.
Please, on future occasions take several photos (at least) for all plants showing the habitat, habit, close-up of petals and sepals plus foliage. In addition:
I consider it will be helpful for keen photographers, willing to make an additional effort, to know which parts of Geranium to photograph. Having images of such parts of each geranium will greatly aid identification and enhance our understanding of the genus in the Himalaya – and perhaps you can help with the locating and identification of a species new-to-science!
PHOTOGRAPHING GERANIUMS: IF only the first one or two flowers have come out don’t bother to collect as the form of inflorescence will not be evident.