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 = 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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