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Photo by Vered A. Mann. A young plant.

The leaf from above and underneath by Vered A. Mann.
The leaf can be slightly serrated with 7-11 "short fingers".

The caudex of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

Author: George/David Don, 1831
Origin:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4-6 Centimetres
Height:  15-30 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow - Cream - Dark Purple / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Asarum-Leaf Pelargonium
Synonyms:  Seymouria asarifolia, Robert Sweet, 1830.
Pelargonium arachnoideum
R. Knuth.
Geraniospermum asarifolium, Kuntze.
Pelargonium senile,
Schltr. ex R.Knuth.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by George Don (or his son David?) in 1831. It is found in south western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four or even six centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are from pale yellow over cream to dark purple with darker markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name referring to the very fine streaks of the feathering.

This is a winter grower, flowering in the early summer.

The flower by Jan Movitz,