Saturday, 13 June 2015
Robert's a stinker
This pretty little flower is common in woods and gardens, where it seeds very easily. It's a geranium, Geranium robertianum, but why it's called Herb Robert is a mystery.
In some districts it is known as Stinking Bob, because the leaves, which turn red in autumn or in dry conditions, have a very strong smell. Most people find it disagreeable, but I rather like it. You sometimes smell it before you see it.