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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium sidoides
 

Photo from GP Desert.

  
Author:  Augustin Pyramus de Candolle 1824
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  Dark Maroon-Black
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Kalwerbossie, Rabassam
Synonyms:  By mistake: Pelargonium sidioides
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1824. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in summertime in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are from dark maroon to almost black.

Pelargos means stork (-beak, like the flower) in Greek, sidoides mean resemblance of  Sida rhombifolia.