Photo by Vered A. Mann.
An old drawing of Pelargonium
heterophyllum which should be a synonym.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin somewhere in-between 1786 and 1791. It is found
in Southwest Cape in the southern South Africa, growing in a sandy
or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter or more, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in
flowers are white, cream, yellow or pink with dark red
name; longifolium refers to the length of the leaves.