Dove's-foot Crane's-bill - Geranium molle
Low to short, densely and softly- hairy semi-prostrate plant. Leaves rounded and divided beyond halfway into 5 to 7 wedge-shaped lobes. Stems with long white hairs. Flowers pinkish purple 6 to 10 mm in lax clusters, the petals deeply notched and scarcely longer than the sepals.
Small flowers, mericarps glabrous and usually ridged; pedicels with some long hairs as well as short
Dry grassland, lawns, cultivated land especially amongst arable crops, waste ground.
April to September.
Common in much of Britain though scarcer in the north.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 243 of the 617 tetrads.
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