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Common Name: Shining Cranesbill
Geranium lucidum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
Britain, Europe and N. Africa to the Himalayas.
Shady rocks, walls and hedgebanks, on calcareous soils[
Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Most members of this genus tolerate a wide range of soil types[
], though this species is said to require a calcareous soil[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[
The plant is diuretic and astringent[
Seed - sow spring in situ.