Wild plant from the Grootriverhoogte Pass.
Habitat in the
Old plant with
huge caudex. Photo by Vered A. Mann.
large one, photographed by Alex Kugelberg in KEW.
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle
in 1789. It is found in the Southern Cape to
the North West Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil
like sand, receiving some water in the winters, and some sun. The
caudex will grow up to 20 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant
grows up to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are white, pale
yellow, pale brown or pale pink.
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