Shining Crane's-bill - Geranium lucidum

    Description

    Short almost hairless plant: stems erect to ascending. Leaves shining green, often flushed with red, rounded in outline divided to just over half-way into 5 lobes. Fruit hairless. Flowers pink 10 to 14 mm the petals oval, not notched.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Shaded rocks, walls and hedgebanks, and an occasional garden weed.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History

    Annual.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout Britain as far as southern Scotland, scarcer further north.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common and probably increasing in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 21 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map