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  8-10mm the petals oval, not notched.

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Small flowers, shining leaves

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.

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Species profile

Common names
Shining Crane's-bill
Species group:
Wildflowers
Kingdom:
Plantae
Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae
Records on NatureSpot:
121
First record:
05/05/2006 (Calow, Graham)
Last record:
18/11/2023 (Nicholls, David)

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