Geranium lucidum   Shining Crane's-bill C DD N

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I used to think this was a plant associated with neutral or basic soils until it started to spread into the countryside of our very acid Cheshire sandstone. The small flowers are quite an intense pink and are dotted in amongst shiny leaves which presumably gives rise to the name Shining Crane's-bill.

G. lucidum is found throughout the British Isles but there isn't too much to be found in the Highlands of northern Scotland.

LHS: Roadside Cheshire 18th April 2010 RHS: 13th April 2005

Added on 13th April 2005, updated 29th Mar 07, updated 24th Jan 09, updated 2nd April and 18th April 2010

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