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Wildflower Wednesday

This week's Wildflower Wednesday featured flower is Wild Geranium.

Wild Geranium is a common native spring wildflower that grows in woodland areas. It can be found in all but a few northern counties in WI.

The name Geranium comes from the Latin word “geranos” meaning crane. This is in reference to the shape of its seed pods which are thought to look like the bill of a crane.

It is rich in tannins which give it astringent properties making it good for wrinkle reduction, toning, and healing of the skin. It also has antibacterial properties and the leaves when crushed release a rose-like fragrance, this makes it a popular plant to use in skin care products.

It has been used medicinally for centuries to treat a variety of ailments including mouth sores, sore throats, intestinal tract problems, and as a salve to help heal wounds.

Spiritually it is used to attract love, happiness, and prosperity.


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