Annual or biennial herb with spreading habit, to 20 cm or so tall, the stems often with a reddish or brown colouration. Leaves palmately divided, each of the main divisions stalked, the finer divisions round-tipped and sometimes with a short hard point. Flower cluster open. Petals pink with pale veins; summer to autumn.
W Asia, Himalaya, SW China, NW Africa, Canary Islands, Europe, probably naturalised in E USA
A variable species with small delicate forms to much larger and robust specimens, compact to spreading and also varying in flower size and colour.
Source: (2002). Geraniaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.