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.

    Identification difficulty

    This is a cultivated plant that sometimes escapes and thrives for a time in the wild often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers June to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread as an escape from cultivation, particularly well recorded in Scotland and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Rare as a wild plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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