Meadow Crane's-bill - Geranium pratense
Medium to tall, tufted and hairy plant with erect stems and deeply divided leaves. Flowers bright violet blue, 25 to 30 mm petals rounded, fruits hairy.
Several other blue-flowered species, hybrids and cultivars are grown in gardens, and may persist if thrown out
Roadside verges and hedgebanks.
June to September.
Widespread but local in Britain becoming scarcer in northern Scotland.
Fairly frequent but localised in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 254 of the 617 tetrads.
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