Cranesbill, Dun Eochla, Inishmore, Aran Islands

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[ Aran Islands, Aran, bloody cranesbill, Cranesbill, Dun Eochla, flora, flower, Inishmore, Inishmore, Ireland, Irish, postcard, wild flower, wildflower, wildflowers, >500 >1000 >2000 views, one feature]

11th July 2014 view count reached 2000 views

This wild flower was photographed near Dun Eochla stone fort on Inishmore (or Arainn) – the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

Its full common name is “Bloody Cranesbill”. This derives, not from the pink flowers, but from the leaves that turn red in autumn. Its botanical name is “Geranium Sanguineum”. It is quite a rare wild flower in Ireland as a whole because of its preference for alkaline soil.

The Aran Islands have a limestone geology and hence share many of their wild flowers with the nearby Burren region in County Clare on the Irish mainland.
 
This photograph is part of my postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
 

History of this Photograph on RedBubble

  1. 11th July 2014 view count reached 2000 views
  2. 10th December 2011 it had been viewed 526 times
  3. It has been featured in the Redbubble Group:
    “Wildflowers of the World”
  4. 17th November 2010 it had been viewed exactly 100 times
  5. 16th July 2010 uploaded to RedBubble
     

Techie Photographic Details
Taken on a Canon 5D Mk II with a 24-70 zoom lens at 70mm. Exposure: f13 1/125. Minimal post-production processing in Aperture.

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