French Crane's-bill - Geranium endressii

    Description

    Medium to tall hairy plant. Leaves rounded or pentagonal in outline, divided to more than halfway into five broadly oval, irregularly toothed lobes. Flowers pink 24 to 28 mm, cup shaped, generally in pairs, petals not, or only slightly notched.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often found as an escape from cultivation and established on roadside verges etc. Quite often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers in June and July.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in the wild in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent as an established wild plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 2 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map