Irish wildflowers

Little-robin, Geranium purpureum, Eireaball rí
Photos: Dungarvan, Co.Waterford

Geranium purpureum
Eireaball rí
Family: Geraniaceae

Flowering May-September. Annual. Native.

Very smilar to Herb-robert, G. robertianum but has smaller deeper-pink flowers with yellow anthers. Fruit smooth or hairy, strongly wrinkled. Stiffer leaves.

Very rare, only found on South coast of Ireland on rocks, walls.
Endangered species.
Identification by Paul Green, Co.Wexford.



Little-robin. Dungarvan, Co.Waterford. May 2008

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