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Geraniales
Geranium palustre
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Geraniales

The Geraniales are a small order of flowering plants in the rosid subgroup of dicotyledons.

  • Geraniaceae: The largest family in the order, with over 800 species.
  • Pelargonium: a genus previously included in Geranium, and still often called geraniums.

In addition, the order includes some small families, with altogether less than 40 species. Most Geraniales are herbaceous, but there are also shrubs and small trees.

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