Herb Robert (Geraniaceae robertianum)

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pedrocut on May 22, 2009

The leaves have an acrid mousy smell, and the name probably derives from an ancient association with the house goblin, Robin Goodfellow.

(info from Flora Britannica by R. Mabey)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 22, 2009

Very lovely photo, Peter! Thank you! So funny, I have photographed a Geranium robertianum as well yesterday. Its smell is rather unpleasant as you mentioned, but this herb and its root are used against many ailments as well. best wishes, May

pedrocut on May 23, 2009

Thanks May

We must remember to take a shot later in the year when those leaves turn to a lovely red!

Best Wishes Peter

José Carlos Farina on June 7, 2009

bela foto

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  • Uploaded on May 22, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 900Ti
    • Taken on 2009/05/22 10:58:18
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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