April till Autumn.
Five - petalled flowers about 1 cm in diameter
Was used as a remedy for toothache and nosebleeds. Freshly picked
leaves have an odour resembling burning tyres when crushed, and if they
are rubbed on the body the smell is said to repel mosquitoes. The
active ingredients are tannins, a bitter compound called geraniin, and
essential oils. It was carried to attract good luck, and due to its
with storks, to enhance fertility.