Ludwig von Willdenow, 1800
Minimum - Medium
White - Yellow / Reddish
Geranium appendiculatum, Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782.
Geraniospermum appendiculatum, Kuntze.
Hoarea appendiculatum, Eckl. & Zeyh.
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1800.
It is found in a small area near Leipoldtville in South Africa,
growing in wintertime with little water and lots of sun. The
thickened root can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the plant
reach up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are from almost white to
pale yellow with reddish markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name from Latin appendiculate;
'with small projections' for the stipules.
This is a winter grower.