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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.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Moist Soil Full sun
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.

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Geranium bicknellii is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has 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.

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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].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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].

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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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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