Herb: Musk Storksbill


Latin name: Erodium moschatum


Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)



Medicinal use of Musk Storksbill:

The plant is febrifuge. A tincture of the plant is used in the treatment of dysentery.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August


Scent:
Scented
Annual/Biennial

Habitat of the herb:

Waste places and rocky ground, mainly near the sea in Britain, mainly near the southern coast.

Edible parts of Musk Storksbill:

Leaves - raw or cooked. Added to salads or used as a potherb.

Other uses of the herb:

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

Propagation of Musk Storksbill:

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.

Cultivation of the herb:

Waste places and rocky ground, mainly near the sea in Britain, mainly near the southern coast.

Known hazards of Erodium moschatum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.