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Geranium ocellatum - Cambess.

Common Name
Family Geraniaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Found in the temperate and sub-tropical zones of the Himalayas at an elevation of 300 - 1,800 metres. Moist shady places at elevations of 900 - 2400 metres in Nepal[272].
Range N. Africa to E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
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Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Geranium ocellatum


Geranium ocellatum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Geranium ocellatum is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 10in). It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Diuretic  Dysentery

The plant is astringent and diuretic[240]. The juice of the plant is used to treat amoebic dysentery[272].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates a wide range of soil types[200]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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