Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Pelargonium alchemilloides
Common name - Lady's Mantle-leaved Pelargonium
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Habitat Sandy and stony places, often found in disturbed areas
Flowering time Mostly spring, but may be found throughout the year
Description A decumbent plant 20-30 cm tall with a woody stoloniferous to tuberous rootstock.
The stems are slender and covered with long hairs. The leaves are usually 5-palmately lobed and silky, often with a purplish-brown to dark red horseshoe-shaped zonal marking. Ovate stipules are found at the base of the long petioles. The flowers of the Fernkloof species are white or cream, often with pink or red markings. Seven fertile stamens are present.
'alchemilloides' refers to its resemblance to the Lady's Mantle plant
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