M. Marais, 1993
South-Western South Africa
Clay - Sand - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Cream - Yellow - Pink / Maroon
trifoliata Eckl.& Zeyh.
astragalifolium, Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was
given this name by Elizabeth M. Marais in 1993. It is found in
south-western South Africa, growing in either clay, sandy or mixed
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to three and a half centimetre, the leaves reach seventeen
centimetres. The flowers are from cream over yellow to pink with
maroon markings near the centre.
The genera name from Greek;
pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the
bills of storks. The species name means 'three leaved'.
This is a winter-grower.