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Pelargonium greytonense

Flowers and leaves
Common names: Greyton pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

 This is a fairly small, fragrant pelargonium for the scented garden....

26 / 11 / 2012 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium laevigatum

Pelargonium laevigatum leaves and flowers
Common names: none
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium laevigatum is an attractive shrub with decorative foliage and flowers throughout the year; it is well-suited to rockeries, water-wise and...

22 / 06 / 2009 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pentzia dentata

Pentzia dentata
Common names: greater skaapkaroo, duck's-foot skaapkaroo (Eng.) grootskaapkaroo, eendepootkaroo (Afr.)
Family: Asteraceae

A wonderful water-wise, aromatic shrub with soft, grey foliage and clusters of yellow inflorescences, from spring to summer....

21 / 03 / 2016 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium multicaule

Flowers of Pelargonium multicaule
Family: Geraniaceae

A beautiful sprawling pelargonium with dark pink flowers, ideal for hanging baskets as well as a good ground cover....

01 / 07 / 2013 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium pseudoglutinosum

Flowers
Family: Geraniaceae

This is a  fairly large, attractive pelargonium, which flowers throughout the year....

11 / 02 / 2013 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pachycarpus natalensis

Pachycarpus natalensis
Common names: Natal thick-fruit, Natal pachycarpus (Eng.); ishongwe elibomvu elikhulu (isiZulu)
Family: Apocynaceae

Pachycarpus natalensis is one of many amazingly beautiful indigenous plants, which is almost never cultivated. This is due to the short span of its flowering,...

04 / 12 / 2017 | Stoffel Petrus Pieter Bester | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Pelargonium ribifolium

Flowers
Common names: currant-leaved pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

This is beautiful aromatic white-flowered pelargonium for any spring garden....

31 / 10 / 2011 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium scabroide

Flowers of P.scabroide
Common names: no names recorded
Family: Geraniaceae

A fairly small pelargonium suited for small rockeries in partially shaded areas....

18 / 03 / 2013 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium trifidum

Flowers
Common names: Brittle-stalked pelargonium (Eng.); maklikbreekmalva (Afr.) )
Family: Geraniaceae

This is a large attractive pelargonium with cream to white flowers with maroon markings....

06 / 05 / 2013 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium ovale

In flower
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium ovale is one of several tufted pelargoniums that are suitable for container gardens....

21 / 05 / 2007 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium panduriforme

Pelargonium panduriforme flower
Common names: balsam-scented geranium, fiddle leaf geranium
Family: Geraniaceae

Large, attractive, hot-pink flowers make this small shrub an enviable plant for gardens....

23 / 02 / 2009 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium papilionaceum

Pelargonium papilionaceum shrub
Common names: butterfly pelargonium (Eng.); rambossie (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

A pelargonium worth growing in shady places in your garden....

27 / 12 / 2009 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium peltatum

Pelargonium peltatum
Common names: ivy-leaved pelargonium, ivy geranium, cascading geranium (Eng.); kolsuring (Afr.); umnewana, ityholo (isiXhosa)
Family: Geraniaceae

The ivy-leaved pelargonium is a winner and a beautiful garden plant....

17 / 10 / 2005 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium quercifolium

Pelargonium quercifolium flowers
Common names: oak-leaf pelargonium (Eng.); muishondbos (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium quercifolium is an attractive shrub with oak-like foliage and flowers throughout the year; it adapts to any garden....

31 / 08 / 2009 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium radens

Pelargonium radens flowers
Common names: rasp-leaved, multifid-leaved pelargonium
Family: Geraniaceae

This showy, scented pelargonium will bring delight to any fragrant garden....

25 / 08 / 2008 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium reniforme

Pelargonium reniforme
Common names: kidney-leaved pelargonium (Eng.); rooirabas (Afr.); iyeza lesikhali, ikubalo, umsongelo (isiXhosa)
Family: Geraniaceae

Pelargonium reniforme is an attractive showy plant with flower colours varying from pink to magenta....

04 / 07 / 2011 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium scabrum

Pelargonium scabrum
Common names: rough-leaved pelargonium, three-pointed pelargonium (Eng.); hoenderbos (Afr.)
Family: Geraniaceae

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16 / 03 / 2009 | Karen Wall | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium sidoides

Pot of P. sidoides in foreground
Common names: black pelargonium (Eng.) kalwerbossie, rabassam (Afr.), ikubalo, iyeza lesikhali (Xhosa), khoara-e-nyenyane (Southern Sotho), umckaloabo (German remed
Family: Geraniaceae

A tufted pelargonium with velvety silver leaves and almost black flowers that is a well known medicinal plant in South Africa....

28 / 05 / 2001 | Ebrahim Lawrence | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium suburbanum subsp. suburbanum

Pelargonium suburbanum subsp. suburbanum
Common names: dune pelargonium (Eng.) wildemalva
Family: Geraniaceae

A groundcover with showy magenta flowers in spring and early summer, ideal for sandy banks, rockeries and hanging baskets. Many species and hybrids of Pelargonium are...

17 / 09 / 2001 | Hanneke Jamieson | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Pelargonium ternatum

Pelargonium ternatum flowers & foliage
Family: Geraniaceae

 this is a beautiful hardy pelargonium that  is suited to a miniature rockery....

16 / 05 / 2011 | Trevor Adams | Kirstenbosch NBG
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