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Shining cranesbill

Observed: 1st April 2013 By: landgirllandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

On grass verge.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Shining Crane's-bill (Geranium lucidum) interacts

Comments

BSBI_VC11recorder's picture

Shining Cranesbill (Geranium lucidum)

Hmm... leaf outline and stem look right, but I don't think I've ever seen one that hairy. Hairs are usually about that length but about 1/5 of the density, if present.

Just checked the G. lucidum growing as a weed in my garden, and it's being rash enough to try flowering.

- Martin Rand
BSBI Recorder, South Hants
(VC11)

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Hairiness

I agree, the ones in my garden are mostly glabrous. Can't think that it's anything else, though. I'll keep an eye on it, though it will probably get sprayed by the council eventually.