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other common; ALUM ROOT;AMERICAN KINO ROOT;CHOCOLATE FLOWER;NORTH AMERICAN CROWFOOT;NORTH AMERICAN WILD CRANESBILL;ROCK WEED;SAILOR'S KNOT;SHAME-FACE
Historical. Geranium maculatum – Alum root Daniel Austin (2004) collected oral testimonies on the medicinal plants used by Native Americans. He reports that it was used by the Cherokee, Choctaw, Iroquois, Menomini, Meskawi and Ojibwa to stop bleeding, diarrhoea and dysentery and to help cure sores. The roots are high (20%) in tannin.
Austin, Daniel, F. (2004) Florida Ethnobotany. CRC Press.
- Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A.
Geranium maculatum 'Espresso'Family: GERANIACEAE
Common names: Alum Bloom 'Espresso'
Distribution summary: Garden origin
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: North America (A)
Flowering months: June, July