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Other use

Geranium phaeum L. Geraniaceae Dusky cranesbill. Herbaceous perennial. Distribution: Europe. This seems to be the 'Dove's foote', Geranium alterum, of Lyte (1578). He says it is 'not good in Medicyne. Notwithstanding at this time, it is much used against all woundes, and ulcers being laid thereunto.'. Parkinson (1640) classifies cranesbills somewhat differently, but says that 'all are found to be effectual both in inward and outward wounds, to stay bleedings, vomitings and fluxes, eyther the decoction of the herbe or the powder of the leaves and roots used as the cause demands.' No current medicinal use.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Geranium phaeum var. phaeum 'Samobor'

Genus: Geranium
Species: phaeum
Variety: phaeum
Cultivar: 'Samobor'
Distribution summary: Europe
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B)
Flowering months: May, June, July

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