This member of the true (wild) geranium family is very common throughout the UK and Ireland. It grows in hedgerows and woodland, where its seeds germinate in dry soil, such as in crevices of walls and stone bridges, the leaves of Herb Robert turn red.
Herb Robert can be found in many European countries, including Slovenia where we saw many plants in the Triglav National Park.
Herb robert can usually be found in bloom from April until November, and in very sheltered locations you can find flowers throughout the year. It is generally at its best in July and August.
The plants on this page were photographed in West Wales in July (bottom) and in The Burren in June (top).