Geranium versicolor   Pencilled Crane's-bill C DD I

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This Mediterranean introduction had spread throughout this particular habitat and was one of the commonest plants to be found, flowering even in quite deep shade. It is grown in gardens and parks for its delicately marked flowers but clearly is fertile and capable of surviving in fairly adverse conditions.

It is quite commonly naturalised in the south of England with a considerable presence in the south west. South Wales is home to a reasonable amount but it doesn't like the colder climates of northern England and Scotland much. There is only a little naturalised in Ireland.

Mile End Cemetery, Dokland, London 1st July 2006

Added on 27th September 2006, updated 25th January 2009, updated 2nd April 2010

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