Shining Crane's-bill - Geranium lucidum
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.
Shaded rocks, walls and hedgebanks, and an occasional garden weed.
May to August.
Fairly common throughout Britain as far as southern Scotland, scarcer further north.
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
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