Pelargonium capitatumCommon name: Rose Pelargonium

Meaning of name: Pelargonium is from the Greek word pelargos, meaning stork. Capitatum is from the Latin word capitatus, meaning headed, botanically meaning forming a head.

Distribution: Occurs from Cervantes to Esperance.

Description: A straggling shrub to 1 metre tall with soft hairy leaves. The pink or white flowers are produced from July to October.

Notes: Native to South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.