Pelargonium radens is a species of Pelargonium. It is an evergreen perennial plant, growing to up to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) high. It has deeply cut triangular scented gray-green leaves and in the summer bears clusters of small pink-purple flowers, followed by small curly-tailed brownish seeds. It is originally from the southern and eastern Cape, South Africa, where it grows in ravines or gorges near streams or among shrubs on mountainsides.
Traditionally the edible leaves were used as a flavoring in jellies and in herbal teas. An essential oil extracted from the leaves and flowers is used commercially as a food flavoring and additive (geranium oil, rose geranium oil). This essential oil is classified as Generally Recognized as Safe by the US FDA when small quantities are added to foods.
P. radens is used as a house plant. It is also cultivated as an ornamental in, e.g., North America, in USDA hardiness zones 10-11. Propagation is by seeds and stem cuttings.
Crow's Feet, Rose-scented Pelargonium, Skeleton Leaf Rose Geranium, Skeleton Rose Geranium. 
- Trevor Adams (August 2008). "Pelargonium radens". www.plantzafrica.com. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Retrieved 14 March 2013.
- James K. Sayre. Scented Geraniums or Pelargoniums, 2003
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