What is this wild flower please?

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390

What is this wild flower please?

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“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,555

    One of the perennial Geraniums , or Cranesbills.

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390

    It may be Dove's Foot Cranesbill but the flowers are very pale pink to white,but that may be just fading?

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • I'd say it's Geranium pyrenaicum.

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390

    Geranium pyrenaicum does have a white form but the leaves are wrong.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,555

    Maybe a form of G.maculatum 'album' ??

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,883

    What about G. molle?

  • Two questions - how long are the individual petals (base to tip), and is it annual or perennial?

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,390

    I think the petals were about 1cm long.Don't know if it is annual or perennial.It was growing in a patch of mowed grass.It was the leaves that I noticed as they seemed completely round (but are actually lobed).

    Geranium molle, the Dove's-foot Crane's-bill is looking the most likely contender.

    Shall have to go and have another look at the plant in situ.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Measure the petals accurately, and see how firmly rooted it is and if there is any kind of basal rosette.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 2,881

    It definitely looks like Dove's foot cranesbill, Geranium Molle. The height can vary due to growing conditions. They can be pale pink and fading to almost white.

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