Geranium maculatum: Wild Geranium

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Geranium maculatum, wood geranium, or wild geranium is a woodland perennial plant native to eastern North America. Colloquial names are Alum Root, Alum Bloom and Old Maid’s Nightcap.

The plant has been used in herbal medicine, and is also grown as a garden plant. Wild Geranium is considered an astringent, a substance that causes contraction of the tissues and stops bleeding.

Photo: Georgia Perimeter CollegeAtlantaGA [20060419]

Source: Wikipedia

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