Herb Robert
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 24th June 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens.
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  Herb Robert
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 12th May 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens. Fact File
Herb Robert
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 26th May 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens.
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Herb Robert
Taken at Lindisfarne on 11th May 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

Taken at Haystacks on 2nd July 2015 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File


Herb Robert.
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AKA:
Geranium robertianum.
Geraniaceae.
Annual or biennial plant.
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Hedgerows.
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.