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Photo by  Keith Taylor.

A rather dark flower. Photo by Grootscholten.

The dormant caudex by Vered A. mann. 

Author:  Étienne Pierre Ventenat, 1804
Origin:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow - Crème / Red-Brownish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Fringed-Leaves Stork's Bill
Synonyms:  Geranium ciliatum, Antonio José Cavanilles, 1785.
Geranium radicatum
, Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein, 1808.
Geraniospermum radicatum, Kuntze.
Geranium concavifolium,
Hoarea radiata,
Eckl. & Zeyh..
Hoarea radicata,
Pelargonium concavifolium,
Pelargonium squamulosum,

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Étienne Pierre Ventenat in 1804. It is found in western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are from light yellow to dark crème colure with red to brownish markings.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'tap-rooted'.

This is a winter-grower.

Photo by  Keith Taylor.

Photo by  Keith Taylor.