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|Family: Geraniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Pelargonium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Pelargonium zonale (L.) L'Hér.
Habit: Subshrub. Stem: spreading or erect, generally > 1 m; branches soft-woody. Leaf: blade 5--8 cm wide, as long as wide, round to cordate, often with a dark horseshoe-shaped band adaxially, membranous, 3--5-lobed, lobes irregularly dentate; hairs 0 or sparse. Inflorescence: open; flowers 5--70. Flower: sepals < 10 mm; petals < 20 mm, narrowly obovate, pink-purple.
Ecology: Disturbed sites; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SnFrB, SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: All year
eFlora Treatment Author: Piet Vorster
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Pelargonium vitifolium
Next taxon: Grossulariaceae
Citation for this treatment: Piet Vorster 2016. Pelargonium zonale, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=36674, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.