Pelargonium australe

Common name: 

Austral Stork's-bill

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (all grids except ?Q) all States except NT

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

Common especially on thin soils on granite outcrops inland1
and sand dunes and coastal cliffs2

Flower description:

White or pale pink with deep pink along the veins1

Habit:

Spreading herb to 60 cm tall1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The posterior sepal is prolonged downwards to form a spur that is fused to the flower stalk. The spur is 1-4 mm long. The stems and the stalk of the flower and inflorescence have hairs that do not have glands attached3

Images:
Image of Pelargonium australe
Image of Pelargonium australe
Image of Pelargonium australe
Image of Pelargonium australe Image: Alison Kellow
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
3 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria