Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Pelargonium grossularioides


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 Pelargonium grossularioides   Pelargonium grossularioides
 Pelargonium grossularioides


Habitat

Generally found in damp and shady places

Altitude

Flowering time

Throughout the year

Description

Low, spreading plant with long, reddish stems, individual stems may reach 50 cm. Leaves are aromatic, roundish in outline, with 3-5 lobes. Upper leaves are much smaller and more indented. Triangular stipules. The flowers are small, in a 3-50 flowered umbel and are pink in colour, some petals with beetroot-red veins. White flowers are occasionally found. This species shows great variability in number of flowers per inflorescence and indentation of leaves. 'grossularioides' refers to resemblance of the leaves to the leaves of the gooseberry

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2017 / 3 / 29