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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Even the buds are hairy. Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Carl Ludwig von Willdenow, 1800
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Yellow / Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium appendiculatum, Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782.
Geraniospermum appendiculatum
, Kuntze.
Hoarea appendiculatum,
Eckl. & Zeyh.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Carl Ludwig von Willdenow in 1800. It is found in a small area near Leipoldtville in South Africa, growing in wintertime with little water and lots of sun. The thickened root can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the plant reach up to 25 centimetres. The flowers are from almost white to pale yellow with reddish markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name from Latin appendiculate; 'with small projections' for the stipules.

This is a winter grower. 

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo of the leaves by Amir Auerbach.

Photo of the flower by Amir Auerbach.