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(First upload on January 7 2019. Last on May 15 2019) [ 日本語 | English ]

Pelargonium L'Hér. species (テンジクアオイ) used for gardening






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

[ P. crispum | P. zonale | P. × hortorum ]

Pelargonium zonale in Japan


Montenjiku-aoi (モンテンジクアオイ, 紋天竺葵), horseshoe pelargonium or wildemalva (Afrikaans)

somtimes called zonal geranium or zonal pelargonium for gardening

Lifeform: shrub-like, perennial forb ≈ 30-80 cm tall
Distribution: native to the west of Cape Province in the South Africa
Habitat: sunny sites with well-permeable and neutral-slightly alkaline soils
Synonyms:

Geranium zonale L., formerly used

Use: gardening → cultivars made by hybridization
索引

ST1 ST2
ST3 ST4
[1-4] along a street to go Kanda myoujin Shrine near Ochanomizu Station, Tokyo, on December 15 2018.

Pelargonium crispum in Western Australia and others


Remontenjikuaoi (レモンテンジクアオイ, 檸檬天竺葵), lemon-scented geranium
Lifeform: shrub ≈ 70 cm tall
Distribution: south Africa (Worcester to Bredasdorp in the Western Cape Province)
Habitat: rocky lower mountain or hill slopes
Use: gardening → cultivars

ST1 ST2
[1/2] in Bunbury, Western Australia, at February 7 2004.

cv Angel Eyes

ST2 ST2 ST3
[1-3] in front of JR New Kobe (Shin-Kobe) Station, western Japan, on March 17 2019.

Pelargonium × hortorum in Japan


Hanatenjikuaoi (ハナテンジクアオイ, 花天竺葵), bedding geranium, fish geranium, horseshoe geranium or house geranium
Hybrid: between P. zonale and P. inquinans
Lifefform: short shrub
Cultivars: > 2000

ST1 ST2 ST3
[1-3] in the South Park of Kobe Port Island, western Japan, on March 15 2019.

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