Meadow Crane's-bill - Geranium pratense

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Roadside verges and hedgebanks.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local in Britain becoming scarcer in northern Scotland.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but localised in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 254 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map