Search

[?]

Open the Advanced Search

Dovesfoot Cranesbill

Geranium molle

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae (Cranesbill)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
֍
Pink, 5 petals
 
5 notched pinkish-purple petals, up to 1.5cm across. The similar-looking Shining Cranesbill has unnotched petals. All 10 stamens have crimson-coloured anthers. The 5 sepals are shorter than the petals.
Fruit:
Elongated, slender seed pod, beak-shaped.
Leaves:
Divided into 5 to 7 wedge-shaped lobes. Borne either singly on the stem, or in opposite pairs. Long-stalked.
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Awnless Geranium, Dovefoot Geranium, Dove's-foot Cranesbill, Dove's-foot Geranium.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, rocks, sand dunes, wasteland.
Similar Species: