Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Cheshire, England, 2004

This shade tolerant and low growing cranesbill is common throughout Britain and Ireland. When crushed, it has a pronounced and not very pleasant odour, and this may afford it some protection from aphids.

It has been introduced to the USA, and in Washington State it has been designated as a Class B noxious weed, as it is more agressive than the native plants in woodland understorey.

Herb Robert has been used for medicinal purposes, including the treatment of conjunctivitis and tooth-ache.

Herb Robert