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Family: GERANIACEAE 

 Pelargonium radicatum
 

Photo by  Keith Taylor.

  
Author:  Étienne Pierre Ventenat 1803-05.
Family:  Geraniaceae
Habitat:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow-Crème/Red-Brownish
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Fringed-Leaves Stork's Bill
Synonyms:  Geranium ciliatum, Antonio José Cavanilles 1785. Geranium radicatum, Friedrich August Marschall von Bieberstein 1808.

Photo by  Keith Taylor.

Photo by  Keith Taylor.

   This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Étienne Pierre Ventenat somewhere between 1803 and 1805. It is found in western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are from light yellow to dark crème colure with red to brownish markings.

This is a winter grower.

  

A rather dark flower. Photo by Grootscholten.    The dormant caudex by Vered A. mann.