Cut-leaved Crane's-bill - Geranium dissectum

Description

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
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Small flowers, deeply divided leaves

Habitat

Waste and cultivated ground, roadsides and hedgebanks.

When to see it

May to August.

Life History

Annual.

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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Cut-leaved Crane's-bill
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
368
First record:
21/09/1998 (Anthony Fletcher)
Last record:
24/08/2023 (O'Brien, Helen)

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