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Pelargonium citronellum 

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Order: Geraniales > Family: Geraniaceae > Genus: Pelargonium

Occurs in the winter rainfall karoo (near Ladismith), near streams on clay. Flowers can also be pinkish purple. Crushed leaves are lemon-scented. Flowers from August to January. 

 

Pelargonium citronellum

Pelargonium citronellum under cultivation in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Peninsula [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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