Geranium yeoi Aedo & Muñoz Garm.

Greater Herb-Robert

Kew Bull. 52: 727 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect to decumbent biennial to 60(–80) cm high; stems c. fleshy, deeply reddened, becoming glabrous; taproot slender. Leaves ovate to broad-ovate, 2–23 cm long, deeply palmatisect with 3–5 irregularly (bi)pinnatisect primary lobes; ultimate lobes obtuse to acute, distinctly mucronate; upper surface with scattered hairs; stipules c. ovate, margin ciliate. Flowers paired; peduncles to 7 cm long; pedicels to 0.8–2 cm long, minutely glandular-pubescent with scattered coarse glandular hairs; sepals ovate to narrow-lanceolate, 7–8 mm long, with long glandular hairs, mucro 2–4 mm long; petals obovate, 18–22 mm long, truncate to slightly retuse, bright pink to magenta; anthers pink. Fruit 20–30 mm long; mericarps c. glabrous to pilose, wrinkled; seeds smooth Flowers Oct.–Dec.

*CVU, *GipP, *HSF, *OtP, *OtR, *VVP. Also naturalised in SA, Tas. Native to Madeira. A garden-escape, naturalised in drainage lines near Ballarat and Melbourne suburbs, and roadsides in tall wet forests near Lavers Hill and in the Dandenong Ranges.

Source: Smith, L.P. (1999). Geranium. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-08-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Geraniales
family Geraniaceae
genus Geranium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Geranium yeoi in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Geranium yeoi in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia