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Geranium sanguineum L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Bloody cranesbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Dunes & dune slacks
Grassland
Scrub
Rocks
Description of Genus

Herbs. Palmate or palmatly lobed leaves. Flowers single or in pairs, actinomorphic with 10 stamens.

Leaf of Geranium sanguineum
© Quentin GroomFlower of Geranium sanguineum
© Dave Mitchell
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July and August.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called a schizocarp, but it could be mistaken for either an achene, or a nutlet.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Blutroter Storchschnabel
Sweden
blodnäva
Dutch
bloedooievaarsbek
USA
Bloody Geranium

Chromosome Number (2N)

84