Hedgerow Cranesbill is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in hedgerows and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 60cm.
Hedgerow Cranesbill is named after one of its main habitats and the 'beaked' shape of its fruit capsule. It was introduced from Eurasia into the UK by the eighteenth century. Characteristic features include: a wheel-shaped arrangement of separated and notched petals; divided palm-shaped lobed leaves; and downy stems and leaves.
Botanic classification and naming: Hedgerow Cranesbill is a member of the Geranium (Geraniaceae) family. The genus name
'Geranium' identifies the plant as a Cranesbill and its species name 'pyrenaicum' means 'Pyreneean plant'.