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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
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 Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. 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

Habitats

Cultivated Beds.

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].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Astringent;  Diuretic.

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

Other Uses

None known

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].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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