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herb Robert

n.
A low-growing geranium (Geranium robertianum) native to Eurasia, having divided leaves and small reddish-purple flowers.

[Middle English herbe Robert, from Old French erbe Robert, from Medieval Latin herba Robertī : Latin herba, herb + Robertī, genitive of Robertus, Robert.]

herb Robert

n, pl herbs Robert
(Plants) a low-growing N temperate geraniaceous plant, Geranium robertianum, with strongly scented divided leaves and small pink flowers
[C13: from Medieval Latin herba Roberti herb of Robert, probably named after St Robert, 11th-century French ecclesiastic]

herb′ Rob′ert



n., pl. herbs Robert.
a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish purple flowers.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Medieval Latin herba Robertī Robert's herb]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herb Robert - a sticky low herb with small reddish-purple flowersherb robert - a sticky low herb with small reddish-purple flowers; widespread in the northern hemisphere
crane's bill, cranesbill - any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geranium
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Andrew is also offering wild flower such as bird's foot trefoil, betony, bistort, common valerian, corncockle, corn marigold, cowslip, bloody cranesbill, herb robert, ox eye daisy, ragged robin, sweet rocket, teasel, tansy and yarrow.
It is my favourite ''volunteer'' in the garden, a little true geranium called herb robert, Geranium robertianum.
Soon the patchwork pattern will change to the blue hues of scented bluebells and the pinks of red campion and herb robert.
What to look for: Medusahead, Herb Robert, shining geranium, meadow knapweed, spurge laurel, garlic mustard, false brome, water primrose willow, lesser celandine, purple loosestrife, yellow and Maltese starthistles, yellow flag iris.
In plant life, butterbur, lichen, liverworts, moss, fern, wood sorrel, herb robert, spear thistle and a multitude of trees.
In Lisvane is a tapestry of a lane, its banks starred with stitchwort, studded with the gold of celandine, pink herb Robert and nodding purple violets.
I'll bet that there are primroses, foxgloves, Herb Robert, Welsh poppies, and, perhaps red campion.
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) is common in many eastern woodlands, but in the Pacific Northwest it's a rampant weed with an ecological amplitude ranging from dense hemlock understory in mountain passes to sea-level rocky outcrops.
Volunteers will spend the morning removing invasive Herb Robert and other non-native vegetation along the park trails.
Which cultivated flower is a form of the wild plant herb Robert or stinking cranesbill?