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Common Name: Shining Cranesbill
Geranium lucidum is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
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.