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Redstem filaree, Aguja de pastor

Erodium cicutarium

Description:

Herbaceous annual plant, biennial and in warm climates. It belongs to the Geranium Family. It is a hairy plant. The stems bear bright pink flowers, arranged in loose cluster. The leaves are pinnate and fern-like, and the long seed-pod, shaped very much like the bill of a stork, bursts open in a spiral when ripe, sending the seeds (which have little feathery parachutes attached) into the air.

Habitat:

Spotted in a pine-tree forest

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/600 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 800. Exposure Bias: +1 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. Flash fired.

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2 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 7 years ago

Thanks Alice

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Like the plant and the information!

arlanda
Spotted by
arlanda

Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Spotted on Apr 18, 2013
Submitted on May 16, 2013

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