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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photos by Vered A. Mann.

Author: William Henry Harvey, 1860
Origin:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Sandy
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3,4 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream Coloured / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geraniospermum grenvilleae, Kuntze.
Geranium grenvilleae,
Grenvillea conspicua,
Pelargonium conspicuum,
Pelargonium grevillianum,

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by William Henry Harvey in 1860. It is found in south-western South Africa, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three and a half centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height. The flowers are cream coloured with red markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species is named after the person who brought it back to England: Lord Grenville.

This is a winter-grower.

Photos by Vered A. Mann.