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Doves-foot Crane's-bill, Geranium molle Family: Geraniaceae
Geranium molle     *     Doves-foot Crane's-bill

Flowering time: April-September. Annual

Habitat: Common on grassland, dunes, arable and waste ground with dry sandy or calcareous soils.

Very variable. Deeply notched pink flowers with 10 stamens, the petals longer than sepals. Hairless, ridged fruit with smooth seeds. Leaves grey-green, rounded / kidney-shaped, 5-7 lobes, each 3-lobed at top. Upper leaves alternate, very deeply divided. Semi-prostrate stems with long white hairs.

Similar: Small-flowered Crane's-bill, G. pusillum. Flowers with 5 stamens


Doves-foot Crane's-bill, Geranium molle


Doves-foot Crane's-bill, Geranium molle


Doves-foot Crane's-bill, Geranium molle
Doves-foot Crane's-bill, Geranium molle
Canford Cliffs, Dorset. May 2013

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