Herb Robert

Geranium robertianum

Find this plant in Hortus Dijkspark.

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Description

Geranium robertianum, or herb robert, is an annual/perennial and member of the geraniaceae family. It grows to about 40 cm and blooms June-October. It prefers shady places and dry or moist soil and is found in wastelands, undergrowth, and along roads. 

Herb robert is occasionally used as an herbal remedy to stop bleeding. Some research has suggested that it can be used to lower blood sugar. The freshly picked leaves can be rubbed on the body to repel mosquitoes.