Bloody crane's-bill Geranium sanguineum
|Status||Green - Least concern|
|Best Time to See||July, August|
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.