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A young plant by Vered A. Mann.

The caudex by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Different leaf shapes by Vered A. Mann.

The leaf by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Nicholas Edward Brown, 1913
Origin:  South + Western South Africa
Soil:  Gravel
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4,5 Centimetres
Height:  8-30 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream - Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1913. It is found in a rather large area from south to western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil, from sandstone to quartzite with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four and a half centimetre in diameter, six centimetres long an sometimes branched. The entire plant to eight or even 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are white over cream to yellow with red markings.

The leaves will change from trilobate to deeply incised.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name referring to its yellow flowers.

The plants found in the western part are winter-growers.

The flower and caudex by Cok

The two year old plant by Vered A. Mann.

The caudex by Vered A. Mann.