Druce's Crane's-bill - Geranium endressii x versicolor = G. x oxonianum

    Description

    A plant with slightly funnel-shaped flowers (18 to 25 mm) which have five pink petals, each covered with a tracery of purple lines. These lead towards the lighter-coloured centre of the flower where the anthers are tipped purple. Each petal has a shallow cleft at its outer edge. The leaves are five-lobed, palmate and deeply veined. A slightly hairy plant, it is quite erect, occasionally reaching to 60 cm

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    A garden plant which may escape and naturalise from time to time, often found close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers from May to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain as a casual.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in only 1 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map