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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium triste
 
  
Author:  Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle 1789
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Southern Cape to the North West Cape of South Africa
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:  White, pale yellow to pale pink
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Pelargonium flavum L. Ait (Pelargonium daucoides, Pelargonium tuberosum, Pelargonium quinquevulnerum, Pelargonium papaverifolium, Pelargonium oxalidifolium, Pelargonium multiradiatum, Pelargonium millefoliatum, Pelargonium elongatum, Pelargonium daucifolium, Pelargonium coniophyllum, Pelargonium carotaefolium, Pelargonium laxatum)
Got it from:  Erkelenz-Golkrath, Germany
Year:  2005

Old plant with huge caudex. Photo by Vered A. Mann.

Wild plant from the Grootriverhoogte Pass.

Habitat in the Grootriverhoogte Pass.

Old plant with huge caudex. Photo by Vered A. Mann.

A 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.

This is a winter-grower.

The flower by Vered A. Mann.

The inflorescence by Vered A. Mann.

Close-up by Ferdinand Poilodan.