|Author: ||Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, 1841
Medium - Maximum
||White - Pink / Red
pilosellifolia, Christian Friedrich Ecklon & Carl Ludwig
Philipp Zeyher, 1834.
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel in
1841. It is found
along the south coast of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, 5,5 centimetres long, the entire plant from fifteen to 32 centimetres in
height, included the inflorescences. The
flowers are white to pink with a real broad, dark red stripe..
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name referring to the hairiness of the leaves: pilosus.