Herb Robert - Geranium robertainium
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Herb Robert - Geranium robertainium

Herb Robert - Geranium robertainium

Straggly hairy annual or biennial of rocky areas, woodlands, scree slopes and walls.  Widespread and common throughout the country.  Hairy red tinted stalks up to 40cm (15in), carry heavily cut hairy opposite leaves of three to five lobes with a loose cluster of light pink / rose pink flowers in pairs on short reddish stems, which are seen from May to October.  The flowers are 12-15mm (0.5-0.6in) across, have petals that graduated from white in the centre with white / pink veins from the centre to the petal edge which is a darker pink.  Matures to fruits that are hairy.

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