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Pelargonium ladysmithianum

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 Photo of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

 Photo by Vered A. Mann.

 Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Reinhard Gustav Paul Knuth, 1930
Origin:  Western Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Mixed
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Reinhard Gustav Paul Knuth in 1930. It is found in Western Cape, the most southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The leaves will reach five centimetres while the inflorescence are 20 to 25 centimetres high, with white flowers. The caudex - or rather tuber is thought to reach four centimetres in diameter.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name is name after the area it is found in : Ladysmith.

An old, flowering plant by David Victor.