Geranium solanderi

Common name: 

Austral Crane's-bill
Cut-leaf Cranesbill

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DENPW) also ?WA, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sheltered sites in grassy woodland1

Flower description:

Bright pink1


Decumbent to ascending perennial herb with stems to 50 cm long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has long hairs on most stems, bright pink petals, and dark purple lines on the anthers. Only Geranium solanderi var. solanderi is present in Victoria1

Image of Geranium solanderi
Conservation status:

Vulnerable in Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria