Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
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Geranium sanguineum

Bloody Cranesbill

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple

Flower size

25-40 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October

Leaf type

Digitate

Height

30-50 cm

Description

The name Geranium comes from the Greek ‘geranos’ meaning ‘crane’ referring to the shape of the fruit capsule. Sanguineum refers to the red colour of the leaves in autumn.

A prostrate to ascending perennial, branched and hairy.

Grasslands, open woodland on calcareous soils.

Flowers

The flowers are purplish-pink with a white blotch in the centre.

Leaves

Digitate leaflets are finger-like. Divided into 5 segments, each segment splits into three.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with beak that splits into 5 parts when ripe.

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