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Geranium viscosissimum - Fisch.&C.A.Mey.

Common Name Sticky Geranium, Sticky purple geranium
Family Geraniaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open woods and meadows[187]. Plentiful in medium-dry to moist or even wet soils of open woods, roadsides, creek banks and meadows to an altitude of 2,700 metres[212].
Range Western N. America - British Columbia to N. California, east to Alberta..
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Geranium viscosissimum Sticky Geranium, Sticky purple geranium


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Geranium viscosissimum Sticky Geranium, Sticky purple geranium
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Geranium viscosissimum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower from July to August. 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 can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Flowers  Leaves
Edible Uses:

Flowers - added to salads or used as a garnish[172, 183]. Leaves - raw or cooked. Not choice[172].

Medicinal Uses

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Astringent  Salve  Styptic

The whole plant is astringent, salve and styptic[176]. An infusion of the leaves, plus a sweat bath with the leaves, is used as a treatment for colds[257]. It is used as a gargle in the treatment of sore throats[176]. An infusion of the leaves or the roots is used as a wash for sore eyes[257]. A poultice of the leaves or roots has been applied to cuts, sores etc[257].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any good soil in sun or partial shade[187]. Plants are hardy to about -25°c[187]. Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[233]. This species is closely related to G. nervosum[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring 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. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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