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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Pelargonium inodorum
synonym:   Geranium inodorum
Common Name:kopata , wild pelargonium
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Cottage
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
35 cm x 70 cm
Foliage:The scented leaves are arranged opposite, oval to heart-shaped, 1–4 cm (0.39–1.57 in) long, 1–5 cm (0.39–1.97 in) wide, occasionally with 5-7 rounded lobes, upper surface maybe smooth or both surfaces with occasional hairs and on a petiole 1–5 cm (0.39–1.97 in) long
Flowers:Clusters of 3-14 tiny deep pink with darker veined flowers on long stalks. October-March
Sprawling to erect annual or short-lived perennial herb with long & short hairs on stems & stalks. Fleshy tap root. Possibly useful as an open border plant but needs replacing annually.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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