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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
Bright pink
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
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