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|Family: Geraniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pelargonium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pelargonium capitatum (L.) L'Hér.
Habit: Shrub, prostrate to sprawling [decumbent], hairs dense, soft. Stem: <= 1 m, > 3 mm diam; branches soft-woody. Leaf: blade wider than long, cordate, not sticky, 3--5-lobed, lobes coarsely, irregularly toothed; margins of lower irregularly curled. Inflorescence: dense; flowers 8--20. Flower: 16--20 mm wide; sepals 7--10 mm; petals 10--20 mm, +- rose- to purple-pink.
Ecology: Disturbed or sandy sites; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (Dillon Beach, Marin Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Nov, probably other times in California, +- Sep--Jan in southern Africa
eFlora Treatment Author: Piet Vorster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pelargonium
Next taxon: Pelargonium grossularioides
Citation for this treatment: Piet Vorster 2017. Pelargonium capitatum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36662, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.