Hedgerow Crane's-bill - Geranium pyrenaicum
Medium height hairy plant with erect or ascending stems. Leaves rounded in outline, divided to just over half-way into 5 to 7 wedges. Flowers purple to mauve-pink in pairs forming lax clusters, the petals deeply notched and 7 - 10mm, and with 10 anthers . Fruit hairy on densely hairy deflexed stalks.
Geranium molle and Geranium pusillum
Larger flowers, petals 7-10mm
Meadows, hedgerows, waste and cultivated ground.
June to August.
Less common than many of the other Crane's-bills and mainly found in the southern half of Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 56 of the 617 tetrads.
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