West Highland Flora

Dovesfoot Cranesbill


Geranium molle

 

Geranium molle

Photo Carl Farmer
(14 Sep 2003 Musselburgh)
All 3 flowers 9 mm across

Occasional in dry bare ground or short turf

Flower diameter c 7-13 mm

ID: Petals well-notched, leaves rather dull green and not shiny, roundish in outline, deeply divided but with adjacent segments almost touching, not with narrow well-spaced segments like G dissectum.  All 10 stamens with anthers.  G pusillum, which could occur here, has smaller dull mauve flowers and only 5 of its stamens have anthers.

Other features: A low growing annual plant, with most leaves at ground level.  Stem densely clothed with spreading white hairs.

 

Geranium molle

Photo Carl Farmer
(13 Sep 2003 Musselburgh)

 

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