Herb: Solander's Geranium
Latin name: Geranium solanderi
Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)
Edible parts of Solander's Geranium:Root - raw or cooked. Carrot shaped, it is starchy but slightly bitter and not very palatable. There is a form with turnip-shaped roots that might be better.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Grassland and open forests in New South Wales. Lowland grassy areas in North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Propagation of Solander's Geranium:Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Grassland and open forests in New South Wales. Lowland grassy areas in North and South Islands of New Zealand.
Medicinal use of Solander's Geranium:None known
Known hazards of Geranium solanderi:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.