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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Don Gorge, 1832
Origin:  Central Western South Africa
Soil:  Sandy
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20-60 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium luteum, Henry Charles Andrews.
Hoarea lutea, Sweet.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Don Gorge in 1832. It is found around Nieuwoundtville and Calvina in the central western South Africa, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter and up to six centimetres long, the entire plant to 20 or even 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow to yellow with dark, red markings. Some say it can be pink as well.

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.

This is a winter-grower.

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