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any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having pink or purple flowers and long slender beaked fruits: family Geraniaceae
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Wild geraniums are not related to the common household nursery kind. Distinctly shaped 5 part leaves, pink or purplish pink 5 petal flower with “crane’s bill” in center. Very astringent root used to stop bleeding, dysentery, diarrhea, bleeding gums, stomach problems and kidney issues. Shows potential with Hepatitis B and liver conditions.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz