Photographs: Ballingeary, Co.Cork
Dark reddish-purple flowers, 5 petals. Sepals longer and wider than petals.
Lower leaves with 5-7 toothed leaflets, upper leaves are palmate or
trifoliate, alternate. Grows from creeping woody rhizomes. Height: 30-50cm
Permanently damp ground, wet grassland, lake edges, bog pools,
marshes. Found throughout Ireland, declining in South due to habitat loss.
Photographs above: near Ballingeary, County Cork.