Herb-Robert - Geranium robertianum

    Alternative names
    Herb Robert

    Short to medium hairy plant often flushed with red and with a strong smell. Flowers bright pink with petals 8 - 14mm; the petals scarcely notched. Fruit usually hairy and ridged. White flowered forms sometimes occur.

    Identification difficulty

    Shaded habitats, copses, woods and banks.

    When to see it

    May to September.

    Life History

    Annual or biennial.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 543 of the 617 tetrads.

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