University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)

Geraniums are popular annual garden plants which are upright, round, and grow one to two feet in height. Leaves are opposite, simple, have serrate margins, and are two to four inches long. When crushed, a geranium leaf has a spicy scent. Flowers are in rounded umbels four to six inches across. The individual flowers have five petals. They can be red, pink, salmon, or white.