Monday, June 19, 2017

Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert, Robert Geranium) - Wales, UK

6/6/17 Road from Ffald-y-Brenin to Jabes Vestry (Pontfaen), 
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, SW Wales, UK


COMMON NAME: Herb Robert, Robert Geranium

SPECIES: Geranium robertianum

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 6/6/2017

LOCATION: Road from Ffald-y-Brenin to Jabes Vestry (Pontfaen), Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, SW Wales, UK


From Wildflowers of Britain and Northern Europe by Andrew Cleave & Paul Sterry:

A straggling, unpleasant-smelling annual with rather brittle stems and roughly triangular leaves, these deeply divided into 3-5 lobes, each of which is further divided pinnately. The 5-petaled pink flowers have orange pollen showing at the centre. Widespread and very common.

Flowering period: April-November

Habitat: Shade tolerant and found in a wide range of habitats, including woodlands, hedgerows, shrubby gardens, waste ground, embankments, limestone pavements and coastal shingle. 

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