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 Photo of a young plant by Vered A. Mann.

 Photo by Vered A. Mann.

An old drawing of Pelargonium heterophyllum which should be a synonym.

Campylia laciniata Sweet
Dimacria auriculata (Willd.) Sweet
Dimacria longiflora Sweet
Dimacria longifolia (Burm.f.) Sweet
Geraniospermum longifolium (Burm.f.) Kuntze
Geranium auriculatum (Willd.) Poir.
Geranium heterophyllum Andrews
Geranium longiflorum Poir.
Geranium longifolium Burm.f.
Hoarea auriculata Sweet
Hoarea barbata Eckl. & Zeyh.
Hoarea ciliata Sweet
Hoarea depressa Sweet
Hoarea laciniata Sweet
Hoarea lancifolia Eckl. & Zeyh.
Hoarea longiflora Sweet
Hoarea longifolia Sweet
Hoarea parnassioides Eckl. & Zeyh.
Hoarea prolifera Eckl. & Zeyh.
Hoarea purpurascens Sweet
Hoarea virginea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Pelargonium adulterinum H.L.Wendl. ex Hoffmanns.
Pelargonium auriculatum Willd.
Pelargonium bipinnatifidum Wender.
Pelargonium ciliatum Jacq.
Pelargonium depressum Licht. ex Spreng.
Pelargonium laciniatum (Sweet) Steud.
Pelargonium lancifolium (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Steud.
Pelargonium lignosum Spreng.
Pelargonium limbatum Hoffmanns.
Pelargonium otites E.Mey.
Pelargonium purpureum Steud.

Author: Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin, 1794
Origin:  South Western Cape; South Africa
Soil:  Sandy - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream - Pink / Dark Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Bearded Pelargonium
Synonyms:  Quite a few, see below...

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin in 1794. It is found in south of Western Cape in the southern South Africa, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter or more, the entire plant to twelve centimetres in height. The flowers are  white, cream, yellow or pink with dark 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 length of the leaves.

A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

The young caudex by Vered A. Mann.

The flowers from Fernkloof Nature Reserve.