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Shining Cranesbill

Geranium lucidum

Plant Data

Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae (Cranesbill)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Deep pink, 5 unnotched petals, up to 1.5cm across. Yellow stigma. Pollinated by insects.
Fruit:
The ridged fruit pods are long and pointed, just like a 'crane's bill'.
Leaves:
Glossy, round or kidney-shaped, 5-lobed leaves. Not hairy. Leaves are often red. Long-stalked and in opposite pairs along the stem.
Maximum Size:
30cm tall.
Other Names:
Shining Geranium, Shiny Geranium, Shiny Leaf Geranium.
Habitats:
Rocks, walls, wasteland.