Herb latin name: Geranium bicknellii

Synonyms: Geranium carolinianum longipes, Geranium nemorale

Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)

Medicinal use of Geranium bicknellii:

The whole plant, but especially the roots, is astringent, salve and styptic. It can be used as a gargle for sore throats.

Description of the plant:


60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Woodlands or open fields.

Edible parts of Geranium bicknellii:

Leaves - raw or cooked. Not choice. Flowers - raw.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.

Cultivation of Geranium bicknellii:

Woodlands or open fields.

Known hazards of Geranium bicknellii:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.