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 analogical association
with storks, to enhance fertility.