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Stork's Bill

Erodium cicutarium


Small plant with reddish, hairy, upright stems. Five petaled, light purple flower clusters at top. Flowers seem to bloom in small groups. Compound, deeply lobed, pinnate leaves with hairy petioles (stem part of leaf). Seed pods are long and thin (spear shaped? see picture 3). Introduced from the Mediterranean, naturalized in many areas.


Pasture. Maymont Park, Virginia.

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Richmond City, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Apr 18, 2015
Submitted on Apr 20, 2015

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