Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Pelargonium incarnatum


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 Pelargonium incarnatum   Pelargonium incarnatum
 Pelargonium incarnatum   Pelargonium incarnatum
 Pelargonium incarnatum   Pelargonium incarnatum
 Pelargonium incarnatum   Pelargonium incarnatum

Habitat

Rocky, sandstone slopes, often in thick undergrowth

Altitude

Flowering time

August through to November

Description

A perennial up to 30 cm, branching from a persistent rootstck. Upper leaves are heart-shaped, lower leaves lobed. The flowers are very striking, and unlike the other pelargonium species of Fernkloof are radially symmetrical. The flowers are bright to pale pink with a red and white eye. The floral tube is reduced to a shallow depression. Five fertile and 5 infertile stamens are present. incarnatum - refers to the flesh-coloured or pink petals

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This website was last updated on
2017 / 3 / 22