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Woods Mill Findings - Pink wildflower for identification

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:18 am
by jimmymac2
Can anyone help identify this wildflower? It was found growing in high grassland near woodland and I don't recall seeing anything like it. The pink flowers are very small and the leaves remind me of Buttercup leaves. Maybe a Geranium species? :?
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Re: Woods Mill Findings - Pink wildflower for identification

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:23 am
by jimmymac2
An additional photo...
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Leaves

Re: Woods Mill Findings - Pink wildflower for identification

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:39 am
by JennyS
Yes - Cut-leaved Crane's-bill, Geranium dissectum:
http://www.irishwildflowers.ie/pages/48a.html

Re: Woods Mill Findings - Pink wildflower for identification

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:44 pm
by jimmymac2
Thanks Jenny! :D
I've never heard of this species before, do you know whether it's a common species or not?

Re: Woods Mill Findings - Pink wildflower for identification

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:55 pm
by jimmymac2
Actually I think the NBN Gateway map speaks for itself:
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Cut-leaved Crane's-bill distribution map on NBN