Definitions for herb robert
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herb′ Rob′ert(n.)(pl.)herbs Robert.
a wild geranium, Geranium robertianum, having fernlike, scented leaves and reddish purple flowers.
Origin of herb Robert:
1250–1300; ME < ML herba Robertī Robert's herb
herb robert, herbs robert, herb roberts, Geranium robertianum(noun)
a sticky low herb with small reddish-purple flowers; widespread in the northern hemisphere
Geranium robertianum, commonly known as Herb Robert, Red Robin, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Dove's Foot, Crow's Foot, or Robert Geranium, is a common species of cranesbill in Europe, Asia, North America, and North Africa. Geranium robertianum can grow at altitudes of up to 1,500 metres. It grows as an annual or biennial plant, producing small, pink, five-petalled flowers from April until the autumn. The leaves are fern-like, and the stems often reddish; the leaves too turn red at the end of the flowering season. The plant has little root structure. In Great Britain is commonly found in hedgerows. It has been introduced into other temperate parts of the world, probably through its use as an ornamental plant, such as in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. In the state of Washington, it is known as Stinky Bob and classified as a noxious weed.
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