Species: Meadow Crane's-bill (Geranium pratense)

Family: Geraniums (GERANIACEAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Geraniums (GERANIACEAE)

This is a family of astringent plants, as they have significant amounts of tannic, ellagic, and gallic acids. The roots are particularly acidic. The long beak-like fruits gave rise to the name 'cranesbill'.

C. Meadow Crane's-bill (Geranium pratense)

The striking blue-violet flowers of this native plant appear in June.


Meadow Crane's-bill

The Meadow Crane's-bill has striking blue-violet flowers that appear in June.