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infestation (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower cluster (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
immature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
seedling (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Pelargonium capitatum (L.) L'Hér.
Geranium capitatum L.
atom snowflake geranium, atomic snowflake geranium, rose geranium, rose pelargonium, rose scented geranium, rose scented pelargonium, rose-scent geranium, rose-scent stork's-bill, rose-scented geranium, rose-scented pelargonium, scented geranium, wild geranium
Native to the coastal districts of southern Africa (i.e. Cape Province and Natal in South Africa).
Widely naturalised in the coastal districts of southern Australia (i.e. in the coastal districts of central and northern New South Wales, in southern Victoria, in Tasmania and in the coastal districts of south-western and southern Western Australia).
Rose pelargonium (Pelargonium capitatum) is regarded as a significant environmental weed in Western Australia and as a minor environmental weed in Victoria.
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