|Author: ||George Don,
||Pink / Wine
Dimacria apiifolia, Sweet.
Geraniospermum apiifolium, Kuntze.
Geraniospermum pilosum, Kuntze.
Geranium apiifolium, Andrews.
Hoarea bicolor, Sweet.
Hoarea blanda, Sweet.
Hoarea pilosa, Sweet.
Pelargonium apiifolium, J.Jacq.
Pelargonium apioides, Steud.
Pelargonium pilosum, Pers.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by George Don in
1831. It is found
in the South West Cape area in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The turnip shaped tuber can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 18 centimetres in
flowers are pink with wine red markings.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means
This is a winter-grower,
flowering in summer - in the wild.