Thursday, July 7, 2011

Native Geranium

Geranium solanderi
This little native wildflower is very common on our local red soil. While its best display of flowers occurs in spring and summer, this plant was flowering last week on Mt Peel.
It grows from a perennial taproot, and looks its best in a garden situation if it is cut back once a year and allowed to regrow. I usually do this in winter. The plants get straggly, particularly after frost.
The taproot is said to be edible, if roasted.

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