This young Pelargonium glutinosum plant has taken root in a rock crevice of a dry riverbed. The shady kloof has a stand of several mature P. glutinosum plants not far away. The young leaves do not yet fully repeat the pattern of mature plants leaves, as slight deviations on young leaves are commonly found, also on leaves of coppice shoots. The relationship to the species is, however, clearly portrayed in spite of the absence of a perfect match.
Some young plants found in nature may, however, turn out differently due to hybridisation, given what other Pelargonium or even some Geraniaceae plants had flowered simultaneously in close enough proximity. Such a possibility is easier to rule out or confirm at flowering time.