Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wild Geranium


Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum)
Alum-root, Cranesbill.
Geranium family.

From the Greek word geranos ("crane") because of the slender beaked fruit of the plant. Traditionally, the plant was used for the treatment of venereal disease and influenza.

Wild Geranium tolerates poor soils and, unlike many wildflowers, comes back quickly in disturbed areas.


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