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Flowering plant by Amir Auerbach.

The flowers by Vered A. Mann who keeps it under the name Pelargonium polycephalum.

Single and close-up by Amir Auerbach.

Author:  C.L. L'Héritier de Brutelle, 1789
Origin:  South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  1,2 Meter
Flower:  White / Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Geranium carnosum L.
Pelargonium  brevipetalum N. E. Brown,
Pelargonium  crassicaule E. Mey.,
Pelargonium  eberlanzii Knuth,
Pelargonium  ferulaceum var. polycephalum William Henry Harvey,
Pelargonium  mammulosum Wendl.,
Pelargonium  rotundipetalum Vorster,
Geranium carnosum,
Linnaeus, 1755. 

Geraniospermum carnosum,
Geraniospermum ferulaceum,,
Geranium ferulaceum,
Otidia burmanniana,
Eckl. & Zeyh.
Otidia carnosa,
Lindl. ex Sweet
Otidia ferulacea
,Eckl. & Zeyh.
Pelargonium burmannianum,
Pelargonium carnosum
subsp. ferulaceum, M.Becker & F.Albers.
Pelargonium crassicaule,
Pelargonium eberlanzii,
Pelargonium ferulaceum,
Pelargonium laxum,
Pelargonium parviflorum,
Pelargonium parviflorum
subsp. orbipetalum, R.T.F.Clifton.
Pelargonium parviflorum
subsp. tuberculum, M.Becker & F.Albers ex R.T.F.Clifton.
Pelargonium sisonifolium,
Some say Pelargonium parviflorum,
Johann Christoph Wendland, 1808.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was first given this name by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle in 1789. It is found in the southern part of Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It will raise up to 120 centimetres from a five centimetre caudex. The flowers are white and pink, and the plant can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds. 

The genera name from Greek; pelargos; 'stork' for the ripening fruits, which resembles the bills of storks. The species name means 'fleshy' for the colour of the flowers.

This is a winter-grower.

The flowers and Noah Palmer's photo of his big plant. He bought it with the name  Pelargonium ferulaceum.

 My young plant.