Herb: Wooly Geranium


Latin name: Geranium erianthum


Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)



Medicinal use of Wooly Geranium:

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:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Sub-alpine meadows and scrub, also on grassy slopes near the sea. Woods and meadows from low elevations to fairly high elevations in the mountains.

Edible parts of Wooly Geranium:

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

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring 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. Division in spring or autumn. 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 Wooly Geranium:

Sub-alpine meadows and scrub, also on grassy slopes near the sea. Woods and meadows from low elevations to fairly high elevations in the mountains.

Known hazards of Geranium erianthum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.