Herb latin name: Erodium hirtum

Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

Edible parts of Erodium hirtum:

Root. No further details are given.

Description of the plant:


30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy hillsides.

Other uses of Erodium hirtum:

A green dye can be obtained from the whole plant. It does not require a mordant.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow in situ as soon as the seed is ripe in the late summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring. It usually germinates readily. Division in spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of Erodium hirtum:

Sandy hillsides.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Erodium hirtum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.