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FamilyGERANIACEAE
Genus species var.Geranium  schlechteri R.Knuth 
SynonymsGeranium ornithopodon var. lilacinum Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree StateNorthern Provinces
grassland and rocks
Altitude1300-2600m
Description leaves 6cm, 5-lobate, lobes sparsely dentate, abaxially long adpressed hirsute, flowers opposite to upper leaves, petals 13mm, shallowly emarginate, pedicel glandular hirsute
Size40-50cm
Colorpink
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem decumbent
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyPooley E.: Field guide to wild flowers Kwa-Zulu Natal...
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