Mike Dana, Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist, Purdue
Question: Ever wonder where a nice,
mound-forming garden perennial (Fig. 1) picked up the name cranesbill?
the fruit (Fig. 2)! As the seed-bearing fruit (botanically a capsule)
matures, it elongates into a form that reminded early botanical
observers of the beak of a crane (Fig. 3).
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