Geranium incanum (Cape Geranium, Bergtee, Vrouebossie)
GERANIACEAE (Geranium Family)
A straggling perennial herb. Leaves much dissected, sparsely hairy above and densely white-hairy below. 1 – 2 flowers in upper axils, white or pink to mauve with dark veins, tips notched.
Common on flats and hillsides, mostly near the sea. Flowers August to November.
Geranium incanum Silvermine Wetlands flower of the month. Nov 2013. Photo supplied by Sheila Robinson

Geranium incanum -Silvermine Wetlands flower of the month. Nov 2013. Photo supplied by Sheila Robinson

GERANIUM = Gk. geranos = a crane > seedhead resembles a crane’s head and beak.
incanus = L. incarnus = hoary with white pubescence > light grey (e.g. The leaves)
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Geranium incanum Silvermine Wetlands flower of the month. Nov 2013. Photo supplied by Sheila Robinson

Geranium incanum Silvermine Wetlands flower of the month. Nov 2013. Photo supplied by Sheila Robinson