|Author: ||Don Gorge,
Western South Africa
Yellow / Red
Geranium luteum, Henry Charles Andrews.
Hoarea lutea, Sweet.
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by
Don Gorge in
1832. It is found
around Nieuwoundtville and Calvina in the central western South Africa, growing in a
sandy or other well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four
centimetres in diameter and up to six centimetres long, the entire plant to 20 or even 60 centimetres in
flowers are pale yellow to yellow with dark, red markings. Some say
it can be pink as well.
The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the
ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species
name referring to its yellow flowers.
This is a winter-grower.