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Dovesfoot Cranesbill

Geranium molle

Plant Data

Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae (Cranesbill)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
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:
40cm tall.
Other Names:
Awnless Geranium, Dovefoot Geranium, Dove's-foot Cranesbill, Dove's-foot Geranium.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, rocks, sand dunes, wasteland.