Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Family: Geraniaceae
red-stem filaree,  more...
[Geranium cicutarium L.]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: 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" .
Plants: spreading, annual/biennial, up to 16" tall forb branching after the first year; rank smelling
Leaves: mostly pinnately-divided, first year's leaves usually basal
Flowers: 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.
Habitat: disturbed areas
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized
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Kurt Stüber  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Keir Morse  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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