CAROLINA CRANESBILL (Geranium carolinianum)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: CAROLINA CRANESBILL (Geranium carolinianum)

Flowers can appear pink or white depending on age. Seed pods look like the bill of a crane giving it the common name. A spring groundcover.

Feeds deer, small mammals and birds, especially mourning doves and northern bobwhite.

Learn: http://wildflowers.jdcc.edu/Carolina_Geranium.html

Said to be edible but bitter: http://www.eattheweeds.com/erodium-circutarium-geranium-carolinianum-two-bills-you-want-to-get-2/

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Geranium

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