The leaf from above and
underneath by Vered A. Mann.
The leaf can be slightly
serrated with 7-11 "short fingers".
This member of the
Geraniaceae family was given this name by George Don (or his
son David?) in 1831. It is found
in south western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four or even
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen to 30 centimetres in
flowers are from pale yellow over cream to dark purple with darker
"asarifolium" refers to the very fine streaks of the
This is a winter grower,
flowering in the early summer.