Many people (possibly most people) associate the name geranium with the popular pot-plant (or summer bedding plant) with the botanical name pelargonium.
My photo is of a cultivated member of the geranium (or cranesbill) family. The seeds of these plants are formed in long sharp pods, which resemble the beak (bill) of a crane. The pink ones are the most invasive of the ones in our garden. There are also white and bluish ones there. They have a long flowering season and may be encouraged to go on flowering by dead-heading.
In the mild wet winter of 2015-2016 a few flowers lingered until after Christmas, although they had dropped their petals by New Year’s Day.
This is the first of my A to Z posts for 2016 not previously featured on this blog.
Sue’s Trifles blog is also Blogging from A to Z in April with very short posts.