Pelargonium carnosum


Pelargonium carnosum (no common name) is a member of the Geranium family, Geraniaceae. Characteristic of this family is the long seed pod, sometimes nicknamed "storkbill." Geranos is the Greek word for a crane, and the long pods resemble a beak.


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Flower buds
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Flower buds and a leaf
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Flowers showing the pollen
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Bed of Pelargonium
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Seed pods.
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When the seeds ripen, the beak opens and the seeds are thrown out to be carried by the wind. The pods twist revealing the fine thread that held everything together.
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They twist depending on the amount of moisture in the air.


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