Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA)

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Pink
Bisexual
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens (5 fertile & 5 sterile)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Geraniales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Erodium cicutarium   FAMILY Geraniaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Erodium cicutarium ssp. cicutarium   FAMILY Geraniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 101-02-001:
Erodium cicutarium   FAMILY Geraniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Storksbill, Filaree, Heronsbill


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image of Erodium cicutarium

JK Marlow    jkm130328_435

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

Flowers have magenta-pink oval petals without a notch at the apex, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Erodium cicutarium

JK Marlow    jkm130328_437

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

Leaves pubescent, pinnately compound and deeply pinnately dissected, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE pinnately compound leaves of forbs

image of Erodium cicutarium

JK Marlow    jkm130328_439

March    Pittsylvania County    VA

Danville Riverwalk Trail

Flowers in a two-planed umbel with an involucre. Sepals hoodlike and mucronate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Erodium cicutarium

Keith Bradley    kab_e_cicutarium_2743

March    Richland County    SC

Elmwood Cemtery

image of Erodium cicutarium

Keith Bradley    kab_e_cicutarium_2748

March    Richland County    SC

Elmwood Cemtery

image of Erodium cicutarium

Keith Bradley    kab_e_cicutarium_2758

March    Richland County    SC

Elmwood Cemtery

Fruit much as in Geranium, but ... the beak spirally twisting when dry, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Erodium cicutarium

Keith Bradley    kab_e_cicutarium_2769

March    Richland County    SC

Elmwood Cemtery

image of Erodium cicutarium

JK Marlow    s040421_c

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Erodium cicutarium

JK Marlow    s040421_d

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside