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Meadow Cranesbill

Geranium pratense

Plant Data

Order:
Geraniales
Family:
Geraniaceae (Cranesbill)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Bluish-violet, 5 petals, up to 3cm. Dark purple anthers.
Fruit:
Beak-shaped pods which carry the seeds and explode upon ripening.
Leaves:
Deeply cut leaves, 5 to 7-lobed, large toothed and with short-stalked stems. The stems are sometimes slightly red. Leaves up to 6cm across.
Maximum Size:
75cm tall.
Other Names:
Common Crane's-bill, Crowfoot, Crowfoot Crane's-bill, Meadow Geranium, Wild Geranium.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.