Botany Photo of the Day Pelargonium carnosum

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Botany Photo of the Day is a weblog run by researchers, staff, and students associated with UBC Botanical Garden. It features plants from around the world. See The Photographs for details on how to submit your images!

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    Fleshy-stalk pelargonium is a drought-deciduous succulent native to South Africa and Namibia. How fleshy is the stalk? Very. Unlike any other member of the Geraniaceae I am familiar with, the fleshy twigs of Pelargonium carnosum can be “eaten as a snack“. This prompted me to question the edibility of the geranium family in general. I […]

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