|Geranium Peltatum or Ivy-Leav'd
Geranium is plant from Monadelphia Decandria family.
A native of Africa, as are
most of shewy Geraniums, is not so tender as many others, and may be propagated
very readily from cuttings.
A leaf, having its foot-stalk
inserted into the disk or middle part of it, or near it, is called peltatum,
hence the Latin trivial name of this plant. It may be observed, however,
that some of the leaves have this character more perfectly than others.
The African Geraniums differ
much from the European, in the irregularity of their Petals, but exhibit
the character of the Class Monadelphia much better than any of our English
ones, having their filaments manifestly united into one body.