Gottlieb von Steudel, 1841
Medium - Maximum
campestris Eckl. & Zeyh.
Geraniospermum campestre, Kuntze.
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel in 1841. It
is found in South Africa, around Port Elizabeth, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. It is a small
plant, not more than ten centimetres and the almost hidden caudex
can grow to two and a half centimetre in diameter. The flowers are
white with tiny dark purple stripes.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which
resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'found in
plains or similar flat or level places'.