Cut-leaved Crane's-bill - Geranium dissectum


Short to medium hairy plant, Leaves divided almost to the base, and lobes also divided. Flowers purplish pink, with petals 4.5 - 6mm, borne on short stalks. Sepals densely hairy.

Similar Species

there are several other small-flowered Geranium

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Small flowers, deeply divided leaves


Waste and cultivated ground, roadsides and hedgebanks.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History


UK Status

Common throughout Britain except in northern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 472 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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