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The wild geranium is also known as cranesbill and crowfoot. They produce pale pink to lavender flowers from April to June. After flowering. “beaked” seedpods appear, said to resemble a crane’s bill, hence the nickname. The seed-pods explode in the height of summer, scattering their seeds far and wide.

Infusions may be made of any part of the plant for the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel, cholera, kidney problems, internal bleeding and many other issues that call for the use of an astringent. It is also antiseptic and may be applied externally for issues involving pus, discharge and inflammations. The powdered dried root can be used as a styptic. Although the entire plant is effective, the rhizome contains the highest concentration of tannin and healing properties.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:wild geranium
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:15 Mar 2014 - 5:31 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2014 - 5:34 AM

I'll be sure to try it the next time I get Internal Bellding.

Great pictures, Carol.
Slight preference for V1

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84254 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2014 - 5:55 AM

A gorgous little flower - you've caught it brilliantly. The colours and details are wonderful. My preference would be v2, the colours and details seem a little sharper and I prefer the composition. Smile

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2014 - 7:24 AM

Two lovely images of a plant very much like the Meadow Cranesbill we have in the UK.

While the medical info is very informative people in the UK should be aware that it is illegal to pick or uproot wild flowers in the UK.

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HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
15 Mar 2014 - 7:25 AM

We have these here but, of course, I didn't know what they were. I am learning not only photography but botany on this site. I have to admit that I much prefer wild flowers to the cultivated ones and I am especially fond of the tiny weeds that grow everywhere.
Your images are great and the detail amazing.
Maureen

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Lillian
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15 Mar 2014 - 7:47 AM

So exquisite both of them Carol
Lillian

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Ted447
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15 Mar 2014 - 7:48 AM

Two very fine images. Ted. GrinGrin

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Badgerfred
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15 Mar 2014 - 7:51 AM

Beautiful images Carol, excellent detail, V1 my favourite,
Fred.

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DicksPics
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15 Mar 2014 - 7:56 AM

An interesting write up to accompany two well detailed images, Carol.
Richard

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2014 - 7:58 AM

I prefer the contrast and deeper colour of v2, Carol. One sprang up in our garden a couple of years ago courtesy of the bird droppings!! Now we get over-run by them Smile (the plant not the bird droppings!Tongue)

Dave

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Caziwinkles
15 Mar 2014 - 8:02 AM

Love these flowers - I had one in my garden but it took over 'everywhere'!! Smile
Great shots with the water droplets. Smile

Carol

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SUE118
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15 Mar 2014 - 8:11 AM

A small flowers with many uses.Smile

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viscostatic
15 Mar 2014 - 8:28 AM

Beautiful tones and colours on those petals Carol.

Phil.

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Mollycat
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15 Mar 2014 - 8:59 AM

Two beautiful pictures of this colourful bloom Carol.
Peter.

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RajaSidambaram
15 Mar 2014 - 9:41 AM

A flawless, attractive floral image, Carol. Very nice flower in flower in larger version. - Raja.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
15 Mar 2014 - 9:48 AM

Stunning and a wonderful presentation !
Just back from London and did get into Kew, it is only the temperate building that is closed for restoration just now! Next time I pack a suitcase it will be for Crete ! Wink

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CaroleS
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15 Mar 2014 - 10:17 AM

Lovely vibrant colour and the droplets add that little extra!
Carole

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2014 - 11:08 AM

Sounds a good plant to have for all your ailments! Wink Two super captures here, Carol Smile
Trev Smile

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TonyDy
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15 Mar 2014 - 11:49 AM

Two beautiful shots, Carol.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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15 Mar 2014 - 11:56 AM

Two lovely images. A beautiful flower and it grows wild.

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hasslebladuk
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15 Mar 2014 - 11:56 AM

Great shot carol the detail is amazing
mike

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Irishkate
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15 Mar 2014 - 12:07 PM

Superb image Carol of this very useful little gem.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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15 Mar 2014 - 12:31 PM

I can hardly wait.....so beautiful. I have several varieties that I look forward to each year. I hope they will come up sometime!

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
15 Mar 2014 - 2:17 PM

I feel that this is different from your usual images Carol.
Well captured.

Basith

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Nikonuser1
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15 Mar 2014 - 2:40 PM

2 super captures Carol, V2 for me, love the colourSmile


Cliff

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myrab
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15 Mar 2014 - 3:42 PM

Lovely images Carol, the water droplets enhance it greatly.

Myra

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GeorgePlatis
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15 Mar 2014 - 4:47 PM

Wonderful captures of this beautiful geranium, Carol ! Hard to choose which one is better!
George

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prabhusinha
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15 Mar 2014 - 5:41 PM

Simply superb

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evelen
evelen  9 England
15 Mar 2014 - 5:52 PM

two wonderful images Carol lovely flower.
eve.Smile

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ChristineD
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15 Mar 2014 - 6:41 PM

Two lovely images

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16 Mar 2014 - 1:33 AM

Very pleasing set. Lovely

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2014 - 11:39 AM

Both outstanding and pristine shots Carol...
But the more I look and even changed my glasses, I can't see any bugs! Tongue Grin
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Glostopcat
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16 Mar 2014 - 6:35 PM

Two beautiful images of this lovely wild flower, the raindrops greatly enhance their beauty.

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JuBarney
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16 Mar 2014 - 9:25 PM

Two beautiful and delicate shots
Ju

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