Pete's Walks - Herb Robert

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Photo taken 19/04/2019 at Ibstone

Excluding orchids, this is my favourite wildflower - one reason being that I probably see it on more of my walks than any other flower as it flowers from April to November. A very pretty and delicate flower, a member of the Geranium family, its distinctively-shaped leaves can turn partly or wholly red. Nobody now seems to know who the Robert was that it was named after. In herbalism it has been used as a cure for toothache and nosebleeds, and has also been used to dress wounds as it has an antiseptic affect.

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Photo taken 22/05/07 between Whitchurch Hill and Goring on Day 19 of my second Chiltern Way Walk

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Photo also taken 22/05/07 between Whitchurch Hill and Goring on Day 19 of my second Chiltern Way Walk

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Photo taken 4/08/06, on path near Pitstone Hill and Incombe Hole.

This photo shows just how red the leaves of Herb Robert can turn.

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Photo taken 16/06/09, near Dunstable, Beds..

This photo shows an unusual white form of Herb Robert.