|Photo used with permission of C.L. Cloutier|
The flower is Geranium sylvaticum or wood cranesbill which grows all over Finland and Iceland. It is known as the Midsummer flower because of when it blooms. It tends to grow in swamps and bogs. Traditionally it is used in folk medicine to treat inflammation, intestinal ulcers, and arthritis.
The flowers can produce a blue-gray dye that was used in to dye war cloaks. It was believed that such cloaks would protect the wearer in battle. Therefore, wood cranesbill is also known as Odin's Grace.