Aromatic sub-shrub with lobed leaves and showy flowers. Seeds
dispersed by style rolling elastically upwards.
An introduced garden plant.
Uses and Properties
The leaves are used for the distillation of a sweet
scent. Plants of the Geranium family are rich in geraniin, essential
oils and tannin and have been employed in folk medicine for centuries.
Extracts from the plants are widely used in eye and skin care.