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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. Mar-Sept

Tall. Short - Med

Flower. The flowers are a bright purplish-pink, 14-18 mm diameter, with 5 separate petals. The petals can be slightly notched and are sometimes white.

Leaves. The palmate leaves are trimmed in red, deeply lobed, the lower with five pinnately-lobed segments, the upper with only three.

Habitat. Rocks, walls, banks, woodlands, courtyards and shaded areas.

Fruit. Usually hairy, and ridged

Practical. In traditional herbalism, Herb Robert was used as a remedy for toothache, nosebleeds and helping with healing wounds. The unpleasant odor of freshly picked leaves is said to repel mosquitoes.