Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Pelargonium longifolium


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 Pelargonium longifolium   Pelargonium longifolium
 Pelargonium longifolium   Pelargonium longifolium
 Pelargonium longifolium   Pelargonium longifolium
 Pelargonium longifolium

Habitat

Sandy and stony places

Altitude

Flowering time

Flowers throughout the year, but most abundant during hot summer months

Description

A pelargonium with an underground tuber. Leaves vary in shape, even on the same plant and can be linear to ovate, and can also be deeply incised. They are usually dry at flowering. The flowering stems are hairy and branched and up to fifteen flowers are borne in pseudo-umbels. The colour of the petals varies from pink,to white to pale yellow with darker markings, the upper two larger petals often have dark purple blotches.The floral tube is 8-22 mm long. 'longifolium' refers to the length of the leaves

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2017 / 3 / 29