This flower is in many ways a pale version of Bloody Crane's-bill with a most beautiful tracery of violet-coloured veins on its petals, giving it the 'pencilled' description. It has pale pink 5-petalled flowers, 2-3cm across, the petals being notched. It flowers from June to August. The downy leaves have three to five deeply toothed, quite broad lobes. The fruit is as in other Crane's-bills, a beak-shaped pod. Not a native plant, Pencilled Crane's-bill comes to us from Italy and the Balkans. It belongs to the family Geraniaceae.
I first came across this pretty plant growing beside the River Barrow in Athy, Co Kildare in 2003. It was also photographed at that time.
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