Rose-scented geranium, Multifid-leaved pelargonium (Eng.), Kusmalva, Roosgeur Malva (Afr.)
The Pelargonium radens is a rose-scented herbaceous shrub which flowers in abundance. This relatively short-lived plant naturally occurs in the southern and eastern Cape of South Africa along streams and in kloofs. It is used by gardeners as a decorative garden plant and is the one of the parent plants for the rose-scented geranium which is used in many essential oils. Not only does it function as an ornamental plant but it also has medicinal and culinary applications.