Erodium cicutarium

(Redstem Stork’s Bill)

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Erodium cicutarium, north of Canon City on CO Hwy 9, Fremont Co. 0702

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Erodium cicutarium, north of Canon City on CO Hwy 9, Fremont Co. 0706

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Leaves, Erodium cicutarium, north of Canon City on CO Hwy 9, Fremont Co. 0705

Scientific Name Erodium cicutarium USDA PLANTS Symbol ERCI6
Common Name Redstem Stork's Bill, Filaree ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29147
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to foothills (less than 8000 ft); dry soils in urban areas, roadsides, and disturbed areas.
Plant: Low, sprawling annual/biennial; much-branched, ascending or spreading branches 2 to over 30 inches long; hairy throughout.
Leaves: Compound leaves finely pinnately-divided, up to 4-3/4 inches long; basal leaves in a rosette, stem leaves opposite, short-petiolate.
Inflorence: Single or clusters of 2 to 8 pink to purplish flowers up to 3/4-inch across with 5 petals and sepals; ten stamens in two series, but only inner five fertile with developed blue anthers (remaining five sterile stamens are reduced to scales); deeply five-lobed pistil.
Bloom Period: March to October.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Introduced
Noxious Weed

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