BLOODY CRANESBILL

Geranium sanguineum

Cranesbill (Geranium) Family [Geraniaceae]  

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status
statusZnative
flower
flower8purple
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
stem
stem8round

31st May 2005, Leeds & Liverpool canal, Barrowford. Photo: © RWD
The leaves have between 5 and 7 deeply cut lobes; the flowers a deep bloody purple.


31st May 2007, North Walney Island, Cumbria. Photo: © RWD
Perhaps a 'Walney Pink' variety speciality of Walney Island.


31st May 2005, Leeds & Liverpool canal, Barrowford. Photo: © RWD
The leaves and un-opened buds are hairy.


31st May 2005, Leeds & Liverpool canal, Barrowford. Photo: © RWD
The flowers have 5 petals overlapping on one edge only, some flowers being clockwise.


31st May 2005, Leeds & Liverpool canal, Barrowford. Photo: © RWD
Whilst others are anti-clockwise. The petals have darker purple prominent veins.


31st May 2005, Leeds & Liverpool canal, Barrowford. Photo: © RWD
The leaves are hairy.


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  Geranium sanguineum  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Geraniaceae  

Distribution
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genus8geranium
Geranium
(Crane's-bills)

BLOODY CRANESBILL

Geranium sanguineum

Cranesbill (Geranium) Family [Geraniaceae]  

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