Geraniums Gone Wild

Geranium maculatum

Not to be confused with the common annual geranium, Geranium maculatum is found in abundance in dry to moist woodlands across most of the eastern half of the U.S. It’s common name “wild geranium” is derived from it’s penchant for getting hammered at parties, making out with the host’s wife in a linen closet, and drunk-texting it’s ex.

And I made up that last part…

Wild geranium is prized for it’s astringent and hemostatic properties, and was often used by Native Americans as a medicinal herb.

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