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Wild Geranium is a common plant and can be great to look at, but it also has other benefits. You can eat the roots (rhizomes) and help to heal stomach ulcers and other internal sores. This plant is considered an astringent, which will tighten up the tissues and even heal up a cold sore in a hurry! You can also place the rhizomes of the wild geranium on a burn to help heal your wounds faster.
This plant is better from an herbalist standpoint than it is in the wild edible category, but you can eat it. You can mix the rhizomes, leaves or seeds of the wild geranium with alcohol or glycerine and make a tincture for your wounds.
So this is a great plant for not only the people who just love wildflowers in the rocky mountains, but also the survivalists and doomsday preppers who just want to learn about living off the land. Edible, healing and usually in great supply: make this a great plant to be able to identify.
Is Wild Geranium Invasive?
Wild geraniums (Geranium caespitosum) is an herbaceous perennial with a long bloom time, and it typically spreads rapidly by rhizomes. However, the spread of wild geranium in some regions is limited by frequent frosts that destroy flower buds during winter. Wild geranium is generally considered invasive within its natural range.
How to Identify Wild Geranium
The wild geranium plant can be identified by the following characteristics:
- Stems are hairy and have paired leaves
- Flowers have five petals, are pink or white in color, and are arranged in a cluster at the end of the stem
- Seeds are small, black, and three-sided
Where to Find Wild Geranium
Wild geranium can be found in meadows, open woods, and along roadsides. The plant typically grows in soils that are moist but well-drained. Look for wild geranium in the eastern United States, from Maine south to Georgia and west to Texas.
The wild geranium is a beautiful plant that has many benefits. The plant can be used as an astringent to heal wounds and is also edible. Wild geranium can be found in meadows and open woods, and typically grows in soils that are moist but well-drained. Look for wild geranium in the eastern United States.
Is the Wild Geranium Edible?
Yes, the wild geranium is an edible plant. In addition to trapping for survival, eating plants can be a great alternative food source. The plant can be used as an astringent to heal wounds and is also edible. Wild geranium tastes like a mild spinach and can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves, stem, and roots of the plant can all be eaten. Wild geranium is best eaten when it is young and has not yet flowered.