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Young plant with juvenile leaves by Vered A. Mann.

Flower by Pete Liekkio.

Author:  Harriet M. Louisa Bolus, 1932
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1932. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pale pink with red markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name referring to the origin of the plant; near Caledon which is a town in the Overberg region ;Western Cape province in South Africa.

The different leave shapes by Vered A. Mann.

Flower by Pete Liekkio.