Irish wildflowers

Meadow Crane's-bill
Geranium pratense
Crobh gorm
Family: Geraniaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Perennial. Native / introduced. Garden escape.

Pairs of violet-blue flowers, 5-petalled, paler veins. Fruit smooth, downy. Pedicels (flowerstalks) drooping as fruit ripens. Leaves round to kidney-shaped, deeply lobed, lobes jagged-toothed. Short rhizome. Downy plant. Height to 70cm.

Calcareous soils, grassland, roadsides. Native in County Antrim, introduced in other parts of Ireland. Sometimes included in wildflower seed mixtures. Found as a garden escape on roadsides Co. Waterford.


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