Pelargonium elongatum is a small, soft-textured plant up to 25cm. Young leaves are heart-shaped but become 5-lobed when older, often with a reddish zonal marking; umbels of up to 6 dainty flowers are borne on long flower stalks, cream in color with red-wine markings on the 2 upper petals.
Pelargonium elongatum is a small straggling ground covering plant which prefers to grow under or next to taller plants. Best planted in medium-sized pots or in larger pots mixed with other plants, window boxes or planted in the garden. You can find them on stony slopes in the Southwestern and Southern Cape.
- Location: Durbanville Nature Reserve, Durbanville, South Africa
- Date Taken: 2020-10-25
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Lens: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-200 mm 3-5.6 IS
- Exposure Program: Manual
- Image Quality: RAW
- F-Stop: f/5.6
- Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
- ISO Speed: ISO-100
- Focal Length: 200 mm
- Metering Mode: Spot Metering
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop CS6
- Photographer: Coreen Kuhn
- Information: Field Guide to Fynbos by John Manning
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