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Erodium maritimum (L.) Ait.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Sea Storksbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Dunes & dune slacks
Short turf
Description of Genus

Herbs with either pinnate leaves or pinnately lobed leaves. Flowers born singly or in pairs. Flowers have 10 stamens, but stamens opposite petals have no anther.

Erodium maritimum
Alex Lockton
Habitat Notes

Dry sandy soil particularly fixed sand dunes.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Coasts of England. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June, July, August and September.

Fruit

Botanically the fruit is called a schizocarp, but it could be mistaken for either an achene, or a nutlet.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is pink in colour.

Worldwide distribution

Western-Europe

Chromosome Number (2N)

20