Pelargonium triste

Also known as the night-scented pelargonium, the plant emits a strong clove scent, which suggests that it is pollinated by long-tongued pollinators such as moths which are active at night. The tannin-rich tubers, are apparently used in Namaqualand for tanning leather a rich, reddish brown colour. Interestingly, a famous plant collector by the name of John Tradescant, took Pelargonium triste to England in 1632, and was one of the first pelargoniums from the Cape to be collected and cultivated.

Pelargonium triste

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