|Scientific name:||Geranium sylvaticum L.|
|Synonym name:||Geranium rivulare Vill. (ssp. rivulare)|
|English name:||Wood Crane's-bill|
|Plant Family:||Geraniaceae, Näveväxter, Geranium family|
|Stems:||25–50 cm. Stem cylindrical, erect-branched, basal part long-haired, more commonly short-haired.|
|Leaves:||large palmately cleft leaves c. 8-15 cm across|
|Flowers:||Petals 12-16mm, purplish-pink to mauvish with white base, rounded or slightly retuse at apex.|
|Fruits:||5-parted schizocarp, tip beak-like, coiling up when ripe. Mericarps glossy, hairy.|
|Habitat:||Woods, thickets, pastureland and meadows|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Geranium from the Greek word geranos, "crane" and refers to the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane.
sylvaticum from the Latin Sylva, "forest", and aimed at the plant site.
The name midsummer flower, refers to the blooming around midsummer.
rivulare, rivulus, a small stream; from a stream side.