Purple Crane's-bill - Geranium ibericum x platypetalum = G. x magnificum
Similar to our native Meadow Crane's-bill, but the flowers are often slightly deeper or more purple-blue in colour and the leaves are less deeply cut.
This is a cultivated plant that sometimes escapes and thrives for a time in the wild often close to habitation.
Flowers June to August.
Widespread as an escape from cultivation, particularly well recorded in Scotland and Wales.
Rare as a wild plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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