Crane’s Bill

I really like geraniums. I need to qualify that as, confusingly, pelargoniums are also referred to as geraniums, and I really dislike them! The genus has no less than 422 species and many, many more cultivars (garden varieties). Perhaps I should revert to the common name – cranesbill, which, if you see the long thin seed capsule of some species, you can understand why they are so named. The wild UK species from which many varieties have been cultivated is Meadow Crane’s Bill Geranium pratense. I’m not alone in liking them… many insects love them too like this honeybee.

Rant it out!
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