Herb Robert Blooming Still

Herb Robert Geranium robertianum

Geranium family. Natural. Herb to 1’ high, strong-scented. An introduced species on the coast. Stems: red, weak covered with sticky hairs, joints swollen. sprawling plant. Leaves: three-parted, each division further parted. Light green, purple edged. Turn red in winter. Flowers: Vibrant purple-pink, with darker lines on the petals, several on a stem. Blooms all summer and sometimes even into winter. Fruit: long-beaked, five-lobes, the five styles united until maturity, when they split away from the central axis producing a twisted coil.

Traditionally herbalists used as a remedy for toothache and nosebleeds and as a vulnarary (used for or useful in healing wounds). The name has been explained as a reference to abbot and herbalist Robert of Molesme.

Freshly picked leaves have an odor resembling burning tires when crushed, and if they are rubbed on the body the smell is said to repel mosquitoes. The active ingredients are tannin, a bitter compound called geranlin, and essential oils. It was carried to attract good luck, and due to its analogical association with storks, to enhance fertility.

Use: Lots of herbal information about it online being used as a cancer cure, diabetes, etc.
nutrient booster
mosquito repellent and deer repellent  (That explains why it’s still blooming)

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