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Geranium, any of the cosmopolitan, hardy perennial herbs of the family Geraniaceae, some of which are cultivated in gardens and as house plants, especially the popular pot and bedding plants of the genus Pelargonium. Common, or zonal, geraniums have white, salmon, pink, or red flowers, single or semidouble, some with bronze or maroon zones on the leaves. Another decorative-leafed variety is the ivy-leaf geranium (P. peltatum).

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