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Common Name: Dovefoot Geranium
Geranium molle is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.40 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Britain, Europe to the Himalayas.
Dry grassland, dunes, waste places and cultivated ground[
Succeeds in any moderately fertile retentive soil in a sunny position[
]. Tolerates a wide range of soil types[
Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits[
The plant is considered to be anodyne, astringent and vulnerary[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.