Austral Crane"s Bill, Native Geranium, Cut-leaf Cranesbill, Geranium.
Up to 0.5m.
Presence in Australia
Noted in most areas throughout region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Woodland and grassland.
Perennial prostrate or ascending herb to 50cm high. Turnip-like taproot. Sometimes roots at nodes. Old leaves orange-red.
Plant where space to fully develop and regenerate. May become a problem in permanently moist soil.
Probably grazed by stock. More prevalent in stock-free areas.
Pink flowers throughout year but mainly Aug-Dec.
Late Dec to mid Feb. Monitor closely as seeds shed immediately or 1-2 days after mature.
From seed, which germinate readily. Enhance germination by treating seeds with hot water at 60oC for 30 minutes.
Starch-rich tuberous roots roasted and eaten by Kooris.