Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Pelargonium longicaule var. longicaule
Scientific name - Pelargonium longicaule var. longicaule
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Habitat Sandy, often coastal flats and amongst rocks.
Flowering time August to January with a peak in spring
Description An attractive low growing shrubby plant with finely divided leaves (incised to the midrib), often seen trailing its stems amongst rocks. The flowers on long stems are showy and give the impression of buterflies amongst the fynbos. The flowers are pale pink to white and have striking beetroot-red markings on the upper two larger petals.
longicaule: refers to the long flowering stems
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