Erodium cicutarium

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Geraniales Geraniaceae Erodium

Red stemmed storksbill/filaree.

An invader from Europe. More common than it’s congener the long beaked storksbill, this species is all over the place in disturbed areas.

First observed blooming in January.

The most amazing things about this plant are the spikes (the stork’s bills) on the ends of seeds. They are about 1.5 inches high.

One Response to “Erodium cicutarium”

  1. SpinDyeKnit Says:

    […] finally found the correct name for the weed I’ve been yanking out for weeks: storkbill. It’s a biennial in our climate, not the perennial I’d thought all this time–all […]

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