Meet Stinky Bob, the mosquito repellant!

I love it when plants have goofy names! You’re looking at my pal Stinky Bob there, a geranium that’s also known as Herb Roberts. When you crush the leaves, you’ll notice an unpleasant odor. Rubbing it on your skin is said to repel mosquitoes and help heal wounds. Take note: It can even cure tooth aches! Look for Stinky Bob on forest floors across the United States, Asia, Africa and Europe.

And hey: Tune in at 5:30 pm Pacific time (8:30 pm on the east coast) today, Monday, to hear me talk about urban foraging on the national radio show “Your Time With Kim Iverson.” To find your local station,click here.

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