Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Co.Cork


Shining Crane's-bill
Geranium lucidum
Crobh geal
Family: Geraniaceae

Flowering time: April-August. Annual. Native.

Small pink flowers, petals rounded at tips. Keeled, hairless sepals.
Fruit ridged, very slightly downy. Blunt-toothed lobes.
Long-stalked leaves, shiny green, sometimes red tinged. Brittle fleshy stems. Branched, spreading plant, more/less hairless. Height: 10-50 cm

Prefers calcareous ground, rocks, walls, pavement edges and hedgebanks.
Locally frequent.
     


    
Photographs above: Near Ballingeary, County Cork.

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