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Stork's Bill

Erodium cicutarium

Description:

Small plant with reddish, hairy, upright stems. Five petaled, light purple flower clusters at top. Flowers seem to bloom in pairs. 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.

Habitat:

Cedar Creek County Park, New York. Growing along a fence line near an archery range.

Notes:

Thank you YukoChartraw for the ID! Entire plant is edible but bitter. Usually the leaves and roots are eaten.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Redstem Storksbill
Erodium cicutarium Erodium cicutarium


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5 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Very cool! :) Thank you!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Tamar, your spotting is featured in teh Project Noah blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/5213915...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

You're very welcome ForestDragon and I had no idea that the entire plant is edible. I may be brave and try sometimes. :-)

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

That looks correct Yuko, thank you so much! It's in my wildflower field guide but it looks different in there so I ended up overlooking it several times.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

I have the similar spotting. :-)
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/131...

ForestDragon
Spotted by
ForestDragon

Wantagh, New York, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 31, 2013

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