Irish wildflowers

French Crane's-bill, Geranium endressii
Photographs: County Cork


French Crane's-bill
Geranium endressii
Family: Geraniaceae

Flowering June-September. Perennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Trumpet-shaped pink flowers, becoming darker with age. Notched petals. Self-seeds. Evergreen leaves are 5-lobed, wrinkled, light-green. Lobes divided into pointed segments. Clump-forming growth, height to 45cm.

Prefers well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Occasionally recorded as garden escape or discard on waste ground, roadsides, dunes, scrub.

Similar: Druce's Crane's-bill, G. x oxonianum
     


French Crane's-bill, Geranium endressii       French Crane's-bill, Geranium endressii


French Crane's-bill, Geranium endressii
French Crane's-bill. Cork city. September 2008

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