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The Living Forest (53) : Wood Cranesbill

The Living Forest (53) : Wood Cranesbill

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Mark Billiau.

World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Living Forest (53) : Wood Cranesbill

As its name suggests, it is a wild flower of the woodlands.
Depending on soil conditions, the colour of the attractive flowers can range from mauve to sky blue.
It got its name because when the petals have fallen, the flower-head looks like the head and beak of a Crane (bird)

Dutch name : Bosooievaarsbek
German name : Wald-Storchschnabel
Latin name : Geranium sylvaticum

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