Prostrate to scrambling herb to 50 cm high with a thick multi-branched taproot. Round to kidney-shaped leaves with 5-7 lobes, often purplish below. Single pink to white flowers on stalks up to 7 cm long.
|Former Scientific Name||
G. potentilloides var. potentilloides
Flowers always single. Distinctive recurved or flattened hairs on most of the plant. Rounded leaves deeply indented.
Perennial. Dryish basalt and clay soils (dolerite in Tas). Tolerates seasonal drought conditions but intolerant of prolonged inundation. Seed has an awn or bristle that helps it to pierce the soil crust for germination.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia