Category Archives: Geraniaceae

Dr M and his students go on a New Year Plant Hunt!

Dr M’s New Year Plant Hunt (borrowed from the idea by BSBI) took place on Tuesday 14th January 2014. Three groups of MSc Plant Diversity and MSc SISS students walked the University of Reading Whiteknights campus for 1 hour each in the chilly sunshine … Continue reading

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Interesting plants near Earley Gate

There are some interesting plants appearing around the old buildings near Earley Gate. A particularly interesting piece of ground is the site of an old greenhouse adjoining the lawn to the north-east of the Agriculture Building. This looks like a … Continue reading

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Geranium robertianum L. – more commonly known as Herb-Robert – is a small, often red, plant with deep pink flowers that is common throughout the British Isles and on Whiteknights campus. The genus Geranium is named after the Greek ‘geranos’, which means … Continue reading

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