Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Pelargonium papilionaceum


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 Pelargonium papilionaceum   Pelargonium papilionaceum
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 Pelargonium papilionaceum

Habitat

Grows in kloofs, the edges of forests in shady places and usually near streams

Altitude

Flowering time

Spring to January

Description

A strongly aromatic shrub, up to 2m, much branched, with a woody main stem, but side branches are covered with long soft hairs. The leaves are 3-5 lobed lower down but cordate on the upper parts and can reach 10 cm across. The stipules are broadly ovate. The pink to carmine flowers are borne on longish hairy stalks and grouped in umbels of 5-12 flowers. The two upper petals are marked in carmine and white and are much larger than the three very narrow lower petals. 'papilionaceum': butterfly-like; refers to the two larger petals resembling a butterfly

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2017 / 3 / 26