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Geranium bicknellii - Britton.
                 
Common Name Bicknell's cranesbill
Family Geraniaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Woodlands or open fields[60].
Range Northern N. America - Newfoundland to British Columbia, south to Michigan, New York and Utah.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Geranium bicknellii Bicknell


Geranium bicknellii Bicknell
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 428.
   
Physical Characteristics
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Geranium bicknellii is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
G. carolinianum longipes. G. longipes. G. nemorale.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Flowers;  Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked. Not choice[172]. Flowers - raw[172].
Medicinal Uses


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Astringent;  Salve;  Styptic.

The whole plant, but especially the roots, is astringent, salve and styptic. It can be used as a gargle for sore throats[172].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates a range of soil types[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].
Propagation
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.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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