Authentic Wisconsin.  Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum


Wild Geranium along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk near the Council Ring  on May 7, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Above: Wild Geranium along the Ho-Nee-Um boardwalk near the Council Ring on May 7, 2019.


Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium a native plant in Wisconsin.

The plant has been used in herbal medicine, and is also grown as a garden plant. Wild geranium is considered an astringent, a substance that causes contraction of the tissues and stops bleeding.

Other names include: alum root, alum bloom, cranesbill, spotted cranesbill, wild cranesbill, spotted geranium, wild geranium, wood geranium, and other local colloquial names including old maid's nightcap.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 13, 2019.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 13, 2019.


Above: Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 13, 2019.


For more information on Wild Geranium, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Master Gardener website page on Wild Geranium.


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Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum


Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 17, 2019.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 17, 2019.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 17, 2019.


Above: Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring (5/17/19)


Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 20, 2019.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 20, 2019.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 20, 2019.

Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 20, 2019.


Above: Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring (5/20/19)


Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring on May 24, 2019.


Above: Wild Geranium in the Oak Savanna near Council Ring (5/24/19)


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