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I think this is part of the regal species of Pelargonium growing in my garden.
History;
The first species of Pelargonium known to be cultivated was P. triste, a native of South Africa. It was probably brought to the Botanical Garden in Leiden before 1600 on ships which stopped at the Cape of Good Hope. In 1631, the English gardener John Tradescant the elder bought seeds from Rene Morin in Paris and introduced the plant to England. The name Pelargonium was introduced by Johannes Burman in 1738, from the Greek πελαργός, pelargós (stork), because the seed head looks like a stork's beak.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelargonium
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Aug 14 2012 17:15 GMT sheasoru68
Looks fantastic Don,..gorgeous designs on the petals,...great close up,..love the colour.
Aug 14 2012 17:16 GMT Donjames
Thank you Joe
Aug 14 2012 17:22 GMT Donjames
Thanks Hunju
Aug 14 2012 17:34 GMT ForestSpirit
It's absolutely gorgeous, Don, and thanks for the interesting info!
Aug 14 2012 18:03 GMT Donjames
Thank you Sylvia and you're welcome
Aug 14 2012 18:23 GMT elsje323
beautiful flower in your garden
Aug 14 2012 19:41 GMT FRIESIAN
Great flower shot with beautiful details.
Aug 14 2012 19:51 GMT Pea2007
Interesting flower Don.
Aug 14 2012 20:00 GMT julie13
Love the colour, really nice.
Aug 14 2012 20:26 GMT Papagena
The colour and drawings of this species is just wonderful !!

During a month I was occupied to water my neighbour's species of geranium ;+))
Aug 14 2012 21:11 GMT 25barb
Great vivid colors, great details, great lighting and well positioned subject.
Superb capture. very well done...
Aug 14 2012 21:39 GMT bandsix
Great photo and info Don....they make a lovely addition to any garden
Aug 15 2012 02:29 GMT T1MELESS PRO
Great looking flower Don they would enhance any garden !!!
Aug 15 2012 04:40 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful colour and flower, DJ!!
Aug 15 2012 09:07 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic flower and colour...Don..:-))
Aug 15 2012 13:14 GMT skyball
That is a beautiful flower Don!!..lovely close up!!!!!......
Aug 16 2012 04:43 GMT MargNZ
Marvellous capture Don ... love the colour :)
Aug 16 2012 14:02 GMT Donjames
Thank you ida
Aug 16 2012 14:03 GMT Donjames
Thank you Jannie
Aug 16 2012 14:04 GMT Donjames
Thank you ida
Aug 16 2012 14:04 GMT Donjames
Thank you Peter p
Aug 16 2012 14:04 GMT Donjames
Thank you Julie
Aug 16 2012 14:05 GMT Donjames
Thank you Ruth
Aug 16 2012 14:06 GMT Donjames
Thank you Barb.
Aug 16 2012 14:06 GMT Donjames
They do, thank you Barbara
Aug 16 2012 14:06 GMT Donjames
Thank you Jim
Aug 16 2012 14:07 GMT Donjames
Thank you Anna-Maria
Aug 16 2012 14:08 GMT Donjames
Thank you Wijnie
Aug 16 2012 14:08 GMT Donjames
Thank you Geoff.
Aug 16 2012 14:08 GMT Donjames
Thank you Margaret
Aug 16 2012 15:16 GMT saffi9
great detail and colour don
Aug 17 2012 16:51 GMT Donjames
Thank you Dave

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