Purple Crane's-bill - Geranium ibericum x platypetalum = G. x magnificum

Description

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
Habitat

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

Perennial.

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

UK Map