The Bloody Geranium (Geranium sanguineum) is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant in the Geraniaceae family of cranesbills. It is also called the Bloody Crane’s-Bill.
It is native to Europe and temperate Asia.
It grows to about 30-50 centimetres (12-20 inches) tall.
It has a thick rhizome. The stems are branched and hairy.
The purple flowers are about 4 centimetres (1.5 inches) in diameter.
The Bloody Geranium blooms from May to October in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls