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cranesbill

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is astringent and haemostatic, which has been used internally to treat diarrhoea and menstrual bleeding, and topically to reduce swelling.

cranes·bill

, American cranesbill (krānz'bil, ă-mer'i-kăn)
(Geranium maculatum) The dried roots and leaves of this plant are used in decoctions and tinctures as a purported specific against cancer, cholera, plague, and numerous other disorders and diseases. Hepatotoxicity has been confirmed in studies.
Synonym(s): alumroot.
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Meadow buttercup, the globe flower and the woodland cranesbill are all native to Scotland and should enjoy the situation.
Cut off a few of the lower large branches to enable you to underplant with ground cover plants which will withstand dry shade such as vinca and cranesbill geranium.
The bloody cranesbill, Geranium sanguineum has produced a compact form called striatum, is ideal for raised beds and gravel gardens.
Give cranesbill geraniums a haircut when they have finished flowering to keep them compact and encourage a second flush of flowers.
We're talking hardy geraniums here and specifically the Meadow Cranesbill.
Housemartins are still feeding young in Prescot, while, at Rainford, Jim found plenty of meadow cranesbill, greater bellflower and common fleabane at its flowering best.
Guidelines include: | Grow more flowers, shrubs and trees that provide nectar and pollen as food for bees and other pollinators throughout the year - pussy willow, primroses and crocuses in spring, lavenders, meadow cranesbill and ox-eye daisies in summer, ivy and hebes in autumn, and mahonia shrubs and cyclamen in winter.