M. Marais, 1991
Yellow - Cream Coloured / Red
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Elizabeth M.
Marais in 1991. It is found
in the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to two and a half
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to ten or even 30 centimetres in
flowers are pale yellow to cream coloured with red markings on the
upper two petals.
genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening
fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means
'needle-like' or 'needle-shaped'.
is a winter-grower, but it flowers in summer.