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Erodium cicutarium

Erodium cicutarium (L.) L’Hér. ex Aiton

 

Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderGeranialesBalsams, mustards, geraniums, wood sorrels, nasturtiums, others
FamilyGeraniaceaeGeranium or cranesbill family
GenusErodiumFrom the Greek erodios, “a heron,” due to the long beak on the fruit that gives rise to some of its common names such as storksbill and cranesbill, a meaning reinforced by the family name Geranium, the derivation of which is geranos, “crane”
SpeciescicutariumRefers to the leaves which resemble the leaves of Cicuta, the ancient Latin name for poison hemlock

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Erodium cicutarium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 Jun 2012.

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Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem)

3/20/2012 · NJ
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 5 × 7" (12 × 17 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem)

3/20/2012 · NJ
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem)

3/20/2012 · NJ
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 1½ × 2" (3.8 × 5.7 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 11 × 7" (27 × 18 cm)

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