cranesbill


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cranesbill

any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having pink or purple flowers and long slender beaked fruits: family Geraniaceae
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wild geranium

wild geranium

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.
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Our native cranesbill, Geranium pratense, starts to flower now, accompanying the vivid magenta blooms of Geranium psilostemon.
Uses Combine with ground-hugging blue-flowered perennials like campanula and cranesbill (Geranium).
Marjoram), cosmos Mecsico (Cosmos bipinnatus; Mexican aster), mintys y gath (Nepeta cataria; Catmint), mynawyd y bugail neu big-yr-aran (Geranium; Cranesbill) - mae digonedd o ddewis o'r rhain o bob lliw ac maen nhw'n sobor o ddidrafferth, y llygad llo mwyaf (Leucanthemum x superbum; Shasta Daisy), seren danbaid (Liatris spicata; Gayfeather), a chlust yr oen (Stachys byzantina; Lamb's Ear).
It is always fascinating to watch a flotilla of tiny bumblebees visiting Geranium phaeum, the mourning widow cranesbill. No doubt they visit other flowers but at the moment they seem to obsess about this one.
The grasslands support a wide range of plant species characteristic of this national rare vegetation community type including bloody cranesbill, rockrose, salad burnet, restharrow, marjoram and sea plantain.
Buxton's Blue is another famous cranesbill named after a great plantsman, E C Buxton, who specialised in wonderful woodland gardening.
Chuck in some claret hedge woundwort, white bladder campion and a little hoary bedstraw, greater knapweed and delightful pink bloody cranesbill.
Geranium Midnight Clouds, a hardy perennial cranesbill and not to be confused with a pelargonium, is one of very few plants to have purple foliage and white flowers, making it a real head-turner.
Give cranesbill geraniums a haircut when they have finished flowering to keep them compact and encourage a second flush of flowers.
Zones 7-9, 14-17: Many kinds can go into the ground now, including asters, chrysanthemums, diascia, gaura, geranium (cranesbill), geum, and penstemon.
Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) and bellflower (Campanula carpatica) are very informal plants that will flop over with the weight of the flowers.