Ivy-Leaf Geranium
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Ivy-Leaf Geranium
ntroduced Photo: Anil Thakur
Common name: Ivy-Leaf Geranium
Botanical name: Pelargonium peltatum    Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Synonyms: Pelargonium lateripes

Ivy-Leaf Geranium is a climbing, semi-succulent perennial, trailing through other trees and shrubs in its habitat. It is normally grown as a pot plant. The plant has long, straggling shoots, which can reach a height of 2 m. This plant is characterized by its roundish, ivy-shaped leaves. The thin, somewhat succulent leaves are peltate, their stalks attached at the middle of leaf blades. The inflorescence is an umbel of 2 to 9 pink flowers, with 5 dark-streaked or marked petals each up to 2 cm long. Ivy-Leaf Geranium is native to southern Africa, particularly South Africa. It is commonly grown as an ornamental plant.

Identification credit: Anil Thakur Photographed in Shimla.

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