Geranium pratense - Meadow Cranesbill - Western Isles Wildflowers

Geramium - Meadow Cranesbill
Geranium - Meadow Cranesbill
These lovely purple blue flowers were spotted on wasteland nestled in with lots of wildflowers, orchids, vetch and many more species. They are not native to the islands and were probably a "garden escape", but still very pretty

A medium to tall grassland perennial with deeply cut leaves and long, hairy and frequently reddish stems. The flowers, which are out from June to September, consist of five un-notched violet blue petals.
Loves Open Moist Places
Meadow Cranesbill is a plant of open, moist places such as meadows not too far from water. Commonly.

The striking blue and violet flowers of Meadow Crane's-bill can be seen on the mainland - in lowland hay meadows, roadside verges and grasslands
Common Name
The large purple flowers of Meadow Crane's-bill turn into pointed, bill-like seed pods that give the plant its common name.

This clump-forming perennial has lobed leaves that are deeply divided. This exquisite meadow cranesbill is one of the tallest and most vigorous hardy geraniums.
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