Geranium solanderi|Austral Crane's-bill
Cardinia indigenous plant guide
Trailing or scrambling perennial herb with rounded to turnip-shaped taproot. Short & long spreading and recurved hairs on stems.
- Size (W x H)
stems to 50cm long
Kidney-shaped to round leaves to 6cm long, deeply divided into 5-7 lobes, forked 2-3 times or more; tips rounded; stem leaves narrow-lobed. Hairs on upper surface few to none, scattered, curved; few long, spreading hairs below.
Single or paired flowers to 12mm wide, petals slightly notched, on primary stalks 7-25mm long, anthers lemon to pink with dark purple lines. Sepals egg-shaped to oblong with tiny tip and scattered long spreading hairs. Beaked fruit 15mm.
- Flower colour
- Flower time
October to January
- Growing conditions
Seepage areas in moist to dryish grassy woodlands. Partial shade.
- Commonly used for
A bright hardy rockery plant where there is some moisture.
- Available at indigenous nursery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory