Dusky Crane's-bill - Geranium phaeum
Medium height, tufted, hairy plant with erect stems branched towards the top. Leaves polygonal in outline, divided to just over half way into 5-7 broadly oval, deeply toothed lobes. Flowers very dark purple, 15 to 20 mm, in pairs forming lax terminal clusters. Petals slightly reflexed, often with a short point. Fruit hairy.
Damp shady places, open woodland and hedgerows.
May to July
Very uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
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