Even though Pelargoniums are often called Geraniums – apparently this is incorrect!  The REAL Geraniums are actually something else entirely.

I have a terrible habit of only photographing the flower heads – being petal obsessed (it’s a colour thing) and I never photograph the full plant.  This means I have no record (nor recollection) of the leaves: their shape, size or position.  I’ve noticed that this does not help in identifying things further than the family or genus name.

This plant was at an awkward height for me and I couldn’t have taken a photograph from above if I tried.  Thus – the underside, which I like just as much!

I don’t feel too bad about not getting much further with the identification of this Pelargonium as apparently there is much confusion with regards to classification of true species, cultivars and hybrids according to Wikipedia.

Nr Ramsgate, Kwa-Zulu Natal – June, 2011