...May Flowers - Wild Geranium
We've all heard the rhyme "April showers bring May flowers", but just what blooms in May?
Follow along as we post about a new flower every day in May, some familiar, some may be new, all beautiful in their unique sort of way
Known by a few different names: spotted geranium, wild geranium, and cranesbill.
Easily spotted in mid spring by the large palmate leaves, these native wildflowers are found in most eastern forests.
The name cranesbill comes from the shape of the seedpod after the flower has bloomed.
Flowers are beneficial to bees and butterflies, and the seeds are food for mourning doves, quail, and deer.
Medicinally the entire plant was boiled to make tea for diarrhea. The tea was also used as rinse for sore throat, thrush, and mouth ulcers.
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Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.