Geranium pratense. Meadow crane’s bill.

Life-form & Growth Form:

Hemicryptophyte. Herbaceous perennial. 

Flowering period: 

June to August.


Rough grassland verges near sea. Railway banks. Stream-sides. Damp hay meadows. Sand dunes. Lightly grazed pastures. Calcareous soils. Lowland. 


Habitat loss and fragmentation through agricultural intensification, coastal development and changing grassland management e.g. once annual cut in late summer to fortnightly cutting of roadside verges. Recreational impacts e.g. trampling, picking. Overgrazing by livestock.

Static distribution map:
Geranium pratense
Geranium pratense
For an interactive map follow this link to the BSBI webpage