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Image of Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum

VII Region, El Melado, Chile
Altitude: 1500-2000 m. 12 17, 2006

 

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Species:  Geranium sessiliflorum Cav.
Family:  Geraniaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Geraniales
Chilean Name:  Core-core de flores cortas
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Record:  0153
About 6 Geranium in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 14 Geraniaceae in Chile and 9 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.   Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Red, 5 petals      Perennial     

Native    Not Frequent

Height: 15 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 5 petals

Height: 15 cm.

 

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Extreme altitude well beyond the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.
Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Geranium sessiliflorum

VII Region, Laguna Maule, Chile
Altitude: 1600-2600 m. 02 11, 2006

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Geraniaceae family in our data base:

Cissarobryon elegans

Erodium ciculatrium (Alfilerillo / Tachuela)

Erodium moschatum (Alfilerillo)

Geranium berteroanum (Core-core)

Geranium core-core (Geranium core-core)

Geranium robertianum

Geranium sessiliflorum (Core-core de flores cortas)

Geranium sp. #1483

Viviania crenata

 

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