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Cranesbill Family Geraniaceae


Cranesbills have five petals but in some species these are deeply lobed and can give the appearance of having ten. Wild geraniums are often called cranesbills or storksbills because of the shape of the seed pod once the flowers die. Geraniums are, of course, popular garden flowers and so several cultivated species may be encountered in the wild.

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

French Cranesbill

Geranium endressii

Meadow Cranesbill

Geranium pratensis

Hedgerow Cranesbill

Geranium pyrenaicum

Shining Cranesbill

Geranium lucidum

Round-leaved Cranesbill

Geranium rotundifolium

Long-stalked Cranesbill

Geranium columbinum

Dusky Cranesbill

Geranium phaeum

Doves-foot Cranesbill

Geranium molle


Geranium robertianum

Cut-leaved Cranesbill

Geranium dissectum

Common Storksbill

Erodium cicutarium