|Scientific Name||Erodium cicutarium||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERCI6|
|Common Name||Redstem Stork's Bill, Filaree||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29147|
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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