southern storksbill (Pelargonium australe)

Size: 
spreads to 1m diameter
Form: 
Ground Cover
Natural Distribution: 
Southern Australia, in coastal, arid and alpine areas
Description: 

This hardy, coastal ground cover grows in the most difficult rocky and skeletal soils. It self-seeds easily and can also be grown from cuttings. Suitable for pots and rockeries, and as a general filler in the garden. 

Aborigines roasted the slender tap root. High in starch but bitter to taste. 

Flowers in spring.  

Photos:  APSTAS, FONW