Botanical name

Pelargonium grossularioides



Common Name

Rooirabas, Gooseberry-leaved Pelargonium
Pelargonium grossularioides
Pelargonium grossularioides
Pelargonium grossularioides


Low spreading plant with long, reddish stems; individual stems may reach up to 50 cm. Leaves are aromatic, roundish in outline, with 3-5 lobes; upper leaves are much smaller and more indented; triangular stipules. Flowers are small in a 3-50 flowered umbel and are pink in colour, some petals with beetroot-red veins; 7 fertile stamens present.

This species shows great variability in number of flowers per inflorescence as well as in the degree of incision and size of leaves.


Generally found in damp and shady places

Flower Date

All year