Botanical name

Geranium incanum



Common Name

Amarabossie, Horlosies
Geranium incanum
Geranium incanum


Diffuse trailing, evergreen perennial with slender branches, slightly woody at base. Leaf blades divided, feathery in appearance, hairless or sparsely hairy above with dense white hairs beneath; symmetrical flowers 15-30mm across on slender stalks, white with dark veins or pink to mauve.

Greek: geranos = a crane; referring to the seedpod of this genus which resembles the head and beak of a crane.

Latin: in- = tendency, cani = grey hairs; referring to the dense hairs, packed closely so as to give the appearance of whiteness to the surface.


Damp mostly coastal sands

Flower Date

July to December