Cranesbill, Common Cranesbill, Grassland Crane"s-bill.
Presence in Australia
Noted in most areas of region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Perennial prostrate or ascending herb with stems to 50cm long. Turnip-like taproot. Does not self-layer. Dies off over summer, re-shooting from taproot in autumn.
Pink flowers mainly Jun-Feb.
Late Dec to mid Feb. Monitor closely as seeds shed immediately or 1-2 days after mature.
From seed. Enhance germination by treating seeds with hot water at 60oC for 30 minutes.
The starch-rich tuberous roots roasted and eaten by Kooris.