Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum

Family Geranium (Geraniaceae)
Bloom Late spring, summer
Habitat Deciduous forest and edges
Status Native
Cycle Annual, Perennial
Height 6-24″
Flower Flowers are pink to reddish-purple with 5 petals with dark streaks. flowers are about 1/2″ in diameter and are often found in pairs on hairy flower stalks.
Leaf Leaves are fern-like, deeply cut into 3-5 segments that are also deeply cleft.
Notes Stems are erect and hairy. the plant is strongly scented, which is why the name used in England is “Stinking Bob”.

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