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Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Photo by Marc Altenloh.

The caudex by Vered A. Mann.

The long hairs by Vered A. Mann.

Author: George Francis Scott-Elliot, 1891
Origin:  West Cost; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pelargonium pallidiflorum, Schltr. ex R.Knuth.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was first described by George Francis Scott-Elliot in 1891. It is found in the western part of the south coast of South Africa, grown in well-drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres while the plant can reach 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are white, sometimes with pink stripes.

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name after Sir Henry Barkly, 1815-1898, an English Governor and keen naturalist in South Africa.

This is a winter grower.

A single flower by Vered A. Mann.

The inflorescence by Vered A. Mann.