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Photo from Specks Exotica.

Dormant caudex by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Elizabeth M. Marais, 1993
Origin:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Clay - Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3,5 Centimetres
Height:  17 Centimetres
Flower:  Cream - Yellow - Pink / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Hoarea trifoliata Eckl.& Zeyh. 
Pelargonium 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 and well 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.

A two year old plant and its perhaps "juvenile" flower, which does not have the expected appearance. Photo by Vered A. Mann.