Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum

The small flowers of Herb Robert have five rounded pink petals, which fade to white towards the centre. They have two reddish stripes along their length and bright orange anthers. The hairy, scented leaves are deeply palmately divided. The hairy fruit bears a very long beak.

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum

It flowers May to September, and it is found in semi-shaded places along old walls, woodland glades, hedgerows, and well-drained, rocky sites. A common and widespread species.


March 2012, Llandudno, Wales. © Pete Hillman 2012.

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