Alert List for Environmental Weeds
Department of the Environment and Heritage and the CRC for Australian Weed Management, 2003
ISBN 1 9209 3229 1
About the guide
Garden geranium is on the Alert List for Environmental Weeds, a list of 28 non-native plants that threaten biodiversity and cause other environmental damage. Although only in the early stages of establishment, these weeds have the potential to seriously degrade Australia's ecosystems.
Garden geranium, a member of the South African geranium family, was originally planted in gardens for its ornamental value in southwestern Western Australia. It has since become a naturalised weed in peppermint woodland (Agonis flexuosa) 2 km inland from Hamelin Bay in the Margaret River region. Its introduction to Australia is estimated to have occurred in the early 20th century, when a timber settlement was in place.
This management guide was prepared in 2003. The state and territory contacts in this document may be out of date.
For advice on weed control in your state or territory see the primary contacts on the State and territory weed management arrangements page.
The state and territory herbaria details may also be out of date. These can be found on the Herbaria contact details page.