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Cut-leaved Cranesbill

Geranium dissectum

Plant Data

Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae (Cranesbill)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Pink to purple, 5 deeply notched petals, up to 1cm.
Fruit:
Elongated beak-shaped pods.
Leaves:
Deeply lobed, simple, opposite leaves. The leaves are divided into much narrower sections as compared to the other Cranesbills, hence why the plant is named 'cut-leaved' Cranesbill.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The root can be eaten after cooking.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Cutleaf Geranium.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.