Native Storksbill, Austral Storksbill, Native Pelargonium, Austral Stork"s Bill, Austral Stork"s-bill, Native Storkbill, Wild Geranium.
Up to 0.5m.
Presence in Australia
Predominantly east of Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Generally rocky outcrops.
Slightly aromatic, rounded, soft, sprawling or erect perennial herb to 50cm high. Hairy stems and fleshy taproot.
Prefers dry well-drained soil and full sun. Tolerates drought, frost and moist well-drained soil in semi-shade.
May die down to rootstock in harsh summers, and re-shoot in autumn.
Pink flowers Oct-Mar, and sporadically (often profuse and conspicuous).
Late Dec to late Mar. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed quickly.
Readily propagated from seed and cuttings.
Useful soil binder for rockeries, groundcover, borders and containers.
Kooris reputedly ate astringent red taproot.
Prune severely to rejuvenate old plants.