Photo of the Day: Pelargonium Cotyledonis

By Published On: November 12th, 20190.4 min readCategories: Photos

This little plant looks like it belongs in a Hobbit book. It’s called “Old Father Live Forever” (Pelargonium cotyledonis) and is native to the island of Saint Helena off the west coast of Africa. It’s endangered on its home island where goats were allowed to overgraze, but fortunately conservationists have helped it stage a comeback elsewhere. For a member of the Pelargonium family, it’s white flowers aren’t much to look at. It’s the shape of its trunk and the deeply veined leaves that make it interesting.

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I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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