Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton image
Photographer: Keir Morse           

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner
Family Geraniaceae
Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
red-stem filaree, red-stem stork's-bill, stork's-bill
Erodium: from the Greek erodios, "a heron," due to the long beak on the fruit that gives rise to some of its common names such as storksbill and cranesbill, a meaning reinforced by the family name Geranium, the derivation of which is geranos, "crane" .
cicutarium: like Cicuta
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: spreading, annual/biennial, up to 16" tall forb branching after the first year; rank smelling
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide; inflorescence with 2-8 stalked flowers in a long-stalked, rounded, umbel-like cluster (cyme); blooms April-Sept.
Leaf:mostly pinnately-divided, first year's leaves usually basal
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Geranium cicutarium L.

         
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