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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.
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.
Fortunately the menacing molusc did not like the seedlings of some of the desirable wildflowers such as wood cranesbill, rough hawkbit and greater burnet.
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.
The huge thistly purple Greater Knapweed and stunning pink Bloody Cranesbill can sway in the breeze alongside violet Loosestrife and green Sweet Woodruff, yellow Creeping Jenny and blue Meadow Clary.