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Hybrid Cranesbill?

Observed: 10th August 2013 By: Pam Burrow
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Cranesbill
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

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Comments

IWoodward's picture

Hybrid

It could be the hybrid between French and Pencilled Cranes-bill, Geranium x oxonianum, which is a garden escapee. The examples I've seen of the hybrid have usually been slightly stronger veined but I think this feature is variable.

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Thanks for this. I did look

Thanks for this. I did look at the Pencilled, but its distribution seemed to rule it out. But I suppose if it's a cultivar it could be found anywhere?
Thanks again.
Pam

lavateraguy's picture

All three taxa are ...

... garden escapes, so they could turn up more or less anywhere in the lowlands.

I haven't seen the hybrid without the dark veins, but Stace says that forms lacking them do occur, so I suppose this must be Geranium x oxonianum.

Pam Burrow's picture

Many thanks to you both for

Many thanks to you both for your help with this one.
Pam