Irish wildflowers


Photos: Rosscarberry, Co.Cork

Long-stalked Crane's-bill
Geranium columbinum
Crobh coilm
Family: Geraniaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Annual. Native.

Purplish-pink flowers on long stalks, petals usually un-notched. Fruits hairless or sparsely hairy. Leaves long-stalked, deeply divided into 5-7 lobes. Lobes divided into linear segments. Upper leaves opposite. Scrambling / sub-erect, sparsely hairy plant. Height: 15-50 cm

Dry, mainly calcareous soils. Grassland, scrub, rocky ground. Scattered distribution in Ireland, mainly found in S, W, NE and central Ireland.

     


    
Photographs above: June 2007 Near Rosscarberry, County Cork.

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