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Erodium cicutarium agg. L.

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Common Storksbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unscented Leaves 

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Description

A variable species divided into two subspecies in Britain, one being commenest inland and the the other next to the sea.

Habitats
Cultivated land
Dunes & dune slacks
Grassland
Short turf
Wasteland
Leaf of Erodium cicutarium agg.
© Quentin Groom
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.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Widespread in Britain but commoner near the sea. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during 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.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Bec-de-cigogne
Germany
Schierlings-Reiherschnabel
Gewöhnlicher Reiherschnabel
Spain
Peine de bruja
Dutch
reigersbek
USA
Redstem Stork's bill
Alfilaria
Poland
Iglica pospolita

Worldwide distribution

World-wide

Chromosome Number (2N)

40