Cranes-Bill Bloody Geranium
Geranium sanguineum Fr: Géranium Sanguin
The Bloody Crane's Bill, or Bloody Geranium, is a hardy perennial. The name crane's bill derives from the appearance of the fruit capsule - common to the various other stork's bill and crane's bill species. The reference to red (sanguineum) comes from the Autumn colors in the leaves, not the flower.
Tall. Short - Med
Flower. Purple blossoms, 2.5 - 4 cm.
Leaves. The palmately-lobed leaves have five lobes and each segment is tripartite in large teeth.
Habitat. Dry forests, dry grassy areas, brush. They tend to grow in chalky soil, and like a lot of heat.
Fruit. The fruit has five single-seed portions.