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Erodium moschatum (L.) L'Herit

Family - Geraniaceae

Common Name - Musk Storksbill

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scented Leaves 

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Description

Leaves pinnate with ovate leaflets

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.

flowers of Erodium moschatum
© Geoff Toone Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Societycarpels of Erodium moschatum
© Geoff Toone Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Society
Habitats
Wasteland
Habitat Notes

A plant of disturbed land.

Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Found mainly in western coastal areas of England. A rare introduction in Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May.

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

Names in other languages and countries

France
Bec-de-cigogne musqué
Germany
Moschus-Reiherschnabel
Spain
almizclera
USA
Musky Stork's bill

Worldwide distribution

Northern-Europe
Mediterranean

Chromosome Number (2N)

20