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Post Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:22 pm

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Location: Rexburg, Idaho
I found a nice patch of Cranesbill and dug up a couple of roots. They seemed to be decaying. I went to a completely different area and found a large patch and dug up the roots of a plant that had one flower left on it. The root was the same as the first, opened up, areas that were somewhat crumbly and light weight.

Attached is a photo I took of the third root I dug up. You can see how it looks opened up.

Are Cranesbill roots typically this way?
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Post Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:58 pm
IdahoHerbalist User avatar
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I have never dug one up to see.

Post Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:38 pm
Doc Jones User avatar
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Nope. Cranesbill roots usually look like...well...roots. Those ones don't look happy. Perhaps a disease or too much water or something.


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