Carolina Geranium is a native herb found in North America. It is a multi-branched and sprawling pubescent reseeding winter annual or biennial in some zones, usually growing no taller than 1 ft. The white to pink flowers occur in tight clusters from spring into summer and the seed capsule has the usual beak giving it the common name of cranesbill. It is commonly misrepresented as a "weed", but it is actually a powerful herb packed with incredible healing properties. This lovely flowering herb is fully edible. The leaves and stems can be taken raw, cooked, or in tea. Native Americans would dry the root, grind it into a fine powder, then sprinkle this powder into wounds to stop bleeding.
Carolina cranesbill prefers full sun to part shade in poorer soil that is gravelly, sandy, or contains clay. Bees and other pollinators visit the flowers and birds will eat the seeds. Can become invasive in some areas.