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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium asarifolium
 

Photo by Vered A. Mann. A young plant.

 

  

Author:  George/David Don 1831
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4-6 Centimetres
Height:  15-30 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow - Cream - Dark Purple / Red markings
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Asarum-Leaf Pelargonium
Synonyms:  Seymouria asarifolia, Robert Sweet 1830. Pelargonium arachnoideum R. Knuth 

The leaf from above and underneath by Vered A. Mann.
The leaf can be slightly serrated with 7-11 "short fingers".

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by George Don (or his son David?) in 1831. It is found in south western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four or even six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are from pale yellow over cream to dark purple with darker markings.

 The "asarifolium" refers to the very fine streaks of the feathering.

This is a winter grower, flowering in the early summer.

The caudex of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.