Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Pelargonium cucullatum subsp. cucullatum
Scientific name - Pelargonium cucullatum subsp. cucullatum
Common name - Wilde Malva, Tree Pelargonium
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Habitat Coastal flats and lower slopes
Flowering time Spring months, but can be found flowering throughout the year
Description This relatively tall pelargonium (1-2m), is the most conspicuous pelargonium of the South West Cape and very showy when in flower.
The leaves are cup-shaped and hairy, sometimes having an attractive red margin.
The flowers, faintly scented, vary in colour from pink to pink-purple with darker veins on the upper two petals. A white form is sometimes seen. The seven fertile stamens bear bright orange coloured pollen.
cucullatus = 'hooded', refers to the cupped leaves
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