Small-flowered Crane's-bill - Geranium pusillum
Short semi-prostrate plant. The hairs on the leaf stalks are all short: the leaves are opposite and are deeply and quite narrowly cut - the individual lobes of the leaves often have three smaller lobes . Flowers pale lilac (more pink in some other Crane's-bills) 4 to 6 mm half of the stamens without anthers. Fruits are hairy.
Geranium molle, Geranium pyrenaicum
Small flowers with petals <5mm; mericarps hairy and smooth; pedicels with hair all short
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Short grassland, verges and waste places.
June to September.
Most common in England south of the Humber, but not in the south-west. Less frequent elsewhere in Britain.
Occasional (possibly overlooked) in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 54 of the 617 tetrads.
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