Wood crane's-bill Geranium sylvaticum

Best Time to See
Habitat Woodland

A much-loved flower of old hay-meadows and damp, open woods , with its distinctive flowers the colour of runny ink. The bee sees a different Wood Crane's-bill: a fluorescent beacon with tramlines leading to the pollen.


Widespread throughout England and south Scotland. Wood Crane's bill can also be found in certain areas of Wales and north-west Scotland but is rare in Ireland.


Meadows and banks.

Best time to see

Flowers from June to July.

County flower of Sheffield.