| Cranesbill |
| Geranium maculatum|
| Uses: Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-8) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Moderate |
| (Wild geranium)
Woodland native; rose-purple flowers, 30-60cm/1-2ft. Root is astringent owing to its high tannin content. Excellent for diarrhea, piles, external bleeding, dysentery, and as a gargle. Folk remedy for cancer. Also useful for treating animals, Especially for diarrhea. Needs frost to germinate.