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Observed: 19th August 2011 By: Isobel B
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

leaves on both sides of slender stem, in a 5-star shape. Small red flower at base of what looks like a candle.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bloody Crane's-bill (Geranium sanguineum) interacts

Comments

LVS77's picture

Cranesbill

What you thought was the flower was actually the calyx of 5 sepals (the petals had fallen off); the fused ovaries are around the base of the 'candle' or 'cranesbill' which when ripe curls up to release the seeds. Actually, its hard to tell which Cranesbill it is from the photo, but you have probably id-ed it by now anyway!

zygomorf's picture

Geranium

This is not a Erodium. The fruit you can see in the background is of a Geranium. Without the fowers and leaves it is hard to identify.