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#2603807 - 06/06/11 06:48 PM wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 cranesbill
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1795
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
here is our second plant

cranesbill or wild geranium

this plant grows in the same area as bloodroot

it grows to about 16 inches or so high and early in the spring it has a purple flower.









a pic of the root



cranesbill is currently used as a treatment in chrones {sp?} disease.

cranesbill is easy to harvest...i use a long handled roundpoint shovel because the root is not very far underground at all.........and it grows in patches......it's not unusual to dig 2-3 pounds from one patch.

all you need to wash it is a plastic tote and some cool water.......don't use hot water...you'll mush the plant.

dry on old window screens or one can use a dehydrator.

store in paper sacks.

it's never a good idea to store any dried roots or herbs in plastic..........plastic can hold moisture.


Edited by foxkidd44 (06/06/11 08:33 PM)
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#2603821 - 06/06/11 06:54 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
rags57078 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4214
Loc: se SD
hey buddy whats the value on avg ?
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#2603824 - 06/06/11 06:55 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1795
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
rags, last time i knew cranesbill was around $3 per pound for dried root.
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#2603839 - 06/06/11 07:02 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
barbwire Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 2395
Loc: eastern WV
i've seen it before,now i know what it is!
thanks

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#2603861 - 06/06/11 07:12 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
southernduke84 Offline
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Registered: 01/03/11
Posts: 22
Loc: North Central Pa.
pm sent

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#2603919 - 06/06/11 07:37 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 289
Loc: Volant Pa.
can this be harvested throughout the summer?
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#2603921 - 06/06/11 07:39 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1795
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
yepper
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#2603931 - 06/06/11 07:43 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
jeremy brua Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 289
Loc: Volant Pa.
have you ever tryed a box fan and celulose furnace filters to dry roots? u do it with jerky. do you think it would work because there is no heat?
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#2603984 - 06/06/11 08:20 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
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Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
a box fan would certainly help to move air........but i would hesitate from using those filters.......you may run the chance of getting some foreign materials from those filters stuck in the roots.
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#2603992 - 06/06/11 08:22 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
muddyriverdogz Offline
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Registered: 11/04/08
Posts: 1861
Loc: Cleveland IL
I see tons of that stuff.
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#2604001 - 06/06/11 08:26 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6518
Loc: Central Pa. 54
It looks like waht we call "May apple" around here?
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#2604011 - 06/06/11 08:29 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
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Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
i guess i should have put a pic of a mayapple for a comparasion....i may do that tomorrow.

mayapple has more of an umbrella to it.
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#2604342 - 06/07/11 04:50 AM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
tmrschessie Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7279
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Very well done, you got something going here. Tom

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#2604362 - 06/07/11 05:47 AM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
stan meyers Offline
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Registered: 11/14/09
Posts: 223
Loc: Powell TN
Bic there is a big difference in cranesbill and mayapple. cranesbill more resembles goldenseal in size and shape excepting the root. mayapple leave is much larger and the root "runs for miles".

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#2604373 - 06/07/11 06:15 AM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1795
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
your exactly right stan. i'll try to get some pics after work today to show the diffrence.
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#2604432 - 06/07/11 07:53 AM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
patch Offline
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Registered: 07/23/10
Posts: 52
Loc: southern Indiana
we need to put all these in one spot for quick reference.

thank you foxkidd44.....this is awesome stuff for those of us that havent learned about these yet.

keep it up.

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#2604449 - 06/07/11 08:16 AM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
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Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 158
Loc: kentucky
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#2604480 - 06/07/11 09:04 AM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
TN_Trapper Offline
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Registered: 06/17/08
Posts: 250
Loc: TN
Ok, gotta ask. Are you sure that's Cranesbill? Around here it's called Puccoon Root, although I think that's a local name because the pictures I get when I type that in aren't the right plant. However, when I type in Cranesbill or wild Geranium, I do fine a plant similar in appearance to the one above, but not the same plant.
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#2604657 - 06/07/11 12:14 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
foxkidd44 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/07
Posts: 1795
Loc: shelbyville, illinois 42years ...
yepper.....100% positive .

it would have been a better pic if i could have gotten them in the flowering stage which happens in early to mid may.
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#2604787 - 06/07/11 02:30 PM Re: wild roots and herbs pictoral #2 [Re: foxkidd44]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5842
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Cranesbill is worth 2.00 a lb. at this time. Someone was talking about Puccoon root. In my thoughts I have heard of yellow Puccoon and red Puccoon root. I had always heard that Goldenseal was called yellow Pucconn and that a plant very similar to goldenseal was called red Puccoon. The Puccoon root is a slang name for a root , not it's botanical name.

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