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Pelargonium triste

Pelargonium triste


Stemless geophyte with large woody tuber. Leaves soft and hairy, growing along the ground. Flowers (August to February) to 20 on a peduncle, pale yellow with maroon stripes, smells like cloves at night.

Distribution in the Hex

Sandy flats and slopes of De Doorns Sanstone Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.