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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Sheltered sites in grassy woodland 1

Flower Description:

Bright pink 1


Decumbent to ascending perennial herb with stems to 50 cm long 1

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 Victoria 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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