Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
papilionaceum
NOTES

A small, much-branched perennial shrub which has cordate leaves. The side branches are herbaceous and covered with long soft hairs. The leaves are strongly scented and glandular hairy. The stipules are broad and ovate.


AUTHORITY
(L.) L'Her.
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Shrub
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Beautiful deep pink flowers with two large reflexed upper petals which are marked with purple. The 3 lower petals are very narrow
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Pelargonium
Butterfly pelargonium
Rambossie
Habitat
NOTES: Grows in veld near Evan's pump house
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Other uses
Leaves reported to be used as a tobacco substitute
Months
September
October
November
Synonyms for Species
Geranium papilionaceum



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