Bloody crane's-bill Geranium sanguineum

Status Green - Least concern
Best Time to See July, August
Colour Purple
Habitat Coastal

A wildflower with five-petalled, cup-shaped flowers on slim stems.

The splash of brilliant magenta that these plants lend to the landscape are highly attractive to bees as well as passers-by.


Dry rocks and sea-cliffs.

Best time to see

Flowers from July to August

Did you know?

County flower of Northumberland.

Bloody Crane's-bill adorns the region's cliffs and dunes and also spread inland on the rocks of the Whin Sill. Perhaps an appropriate choice for a county with a romantic but undeniably bloody history of border wars and coastal raiding.

Originally the name referred to the colour of the stalk-joints.