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cranes·bill

 (krānz′bĭl′)
n.
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cranesbill

(ˈkreɪnzˌbɪl)
n
(Plants) any of various plants of the genus Geranium, having pink or purple flowers and long slender beaked fruits: family Geraniaceae. See also herb Robert, storksbill
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Noun1.cranesbill - any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geraniumcranesbill - any of numerous geraniums of the genus Geranium
geranium - any of numerous plants of the family Geraniaceae
genus Geranium - genus of mostly North American geraniums: cranesbills
Geranium maculatum, spotted cranesbill, wild geranium - common wild geranium of eastern North America with deeply parted leaves and rose-purple flowers
Geranium pratense, meadow cranesbill - tall perennial cranesbill with paired violet-blue axillary flowers; native to northern parts of Old World and naturalized in North America
Geranium richardsonii, Richardson's geranium - geranium of western North America having branched clusters of white or pale pink flowers
Geranium robertianum, herb robert, herb roberts, herbs robert - a sticky low herb with small reddish-purple flowers; widespread in the northern hemisphere
Geranium viscosissimum, sticky geranium - geranium of western North America having pinkish-purple flowers in open clusters
dove's foot geranium, Geranium molle - western geranium with small pink flowers; a common weed on lawns and in vacant lots
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Translations

cranesbill

n (Bot) → Storchschnabel m
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AS early lupins, cranesbill geraniums and other early summer-flowering perennials fade, how are you going to fill the gaps in your borders?
PELARGONIUMS ARE NOT GERANIUMS Pelargoniums are commonly known as geraniums, but this is wrong as true geraniums are hardy, herbaceous plants which are often used as fillers in borders come June, when the perennial cranesbill geraniums act as terrific ground cover and provide great colour.
Good subjects for division include crocosmia, rudbeckia, helenium, cranesbill geranium and catmint.
I'd choose allium, cranesbill geraniums, asters, coneflowers and rudbeckias, thistles and helenium, while good climbers for honeybees include climbing hydrangea, clematis armandii and wisteria.
In the garden here at Glebe Cottage, Geranium pratense, our native cranesbill, is in complete control during June and July.
Hardy geraniums (or cranesbill as they are sometimes known due to the similarity of their long seed pods and crane's bill) are the staple of the herbaceous border or cottage garden.
Trim back rose stems that have finished flowering to a point just above a leaf CRANESBILL geraniums are vigorous hardy geraniums will cover ground faster than weeds and produce some of the prettiest summer flowers in shades ranging from white to pink to purple, making them ideal candidates for the front of the border.
PERENNIAL plant Cranesbill geranium is perfect at the front of borders to fill in gaps where otherwise weeds would grow.
The product was designed to stimulate digestion by delivering enzyme support from slippery elm bark, ginger root, American cranesbill root, fennel seed, licorice root, cayenne pepper fruit, piper longum, cloves, basil leaf and more.
The shape of the pointed seedpod gives the wild geranium its common name, cranesbill.