Geranium robertianum L

Cranesbill, Herb Robert

Names and Myths

Geranium From the Greek geranos or crane - refers to the seed case, which resembles a cranes bill,

robertianum for St. Robert.

Natural history / Folklore

Contains tannin, an essential oil and a bitter substance.32


April - June  Pink flower with 5 petals. Leaves deeply cleft with 5 - 7 fingerlike lobes. Woods, roadsides and banks.

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