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Wild Geranium – Geranium maculatum – native

While only the leaves are shown above, this plant develops into a five-petaled flower that may be pink, white or lavender. The seeds attract doves, quail and deer, while honeybees and bumblebees are the most common pollinators of the flowers. Native nations used the entire plant as a tea for diarrhea as well as a rinse for a sore throat and mouth ulcers. 

 

Sources: Wisconsin Horticulture 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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