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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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Mark Richardson of Durham Wildlife Trust said: "This decision acknowledges the importance of our remaining species rich grasslands and Hannah''s Meadow is a real gem." Plant species that can be found at Hannah''s Meadow at Low Birk Hat Farm include wood cranesbill, marsh marigold, globe-flower and yellow rattle.
Not to be confused with bedding pelargoniums, this hardy cranesbill's lilacmauve blooms are set against shiny, dark brown leaves.
Many perennials, like foxgloves, euphorbia, cranesbill and some hellebores (check that label) will be happy in a shady, dry spot.
Gary McLardy conducted another exhaustive survey of Formby's flora last week, finding a long list of flowering plants, including hedge garlic, dovesfoot cranesbill, honesty, red and white campions, common dog violet, marshmarigold, ramsons and lily of the valley.
Five large dahlias and several clusters of roses, ageratum, and cranesbill geraniums are usually enough for one bouquet.
Internal Upgrade and limited external works and drainage to Kincaidston Primary School Cranesbill Court, , Ayr KA7 3YN
Geranium Max Frei A COMPACT perennial form of the cranesbill. Mounds of deeply lobed foliage are covered with bright magenta flowers from late spring to early summer.
Meadow buttercup, the globe flower and the woodland cranesbill are all native to Scotland and should enjoy the situation.
The wood cranesbill Geranium sylvaticum is another good choice for a shaded spot.