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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