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Erodium cicutarium

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

 

Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill

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 (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

3/20/2012 · NJ
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

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

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

4/30/2018 · Kelbaker Road, Mojave National Preserve, CA
≈ 3 × 2" (7.6 × 5.9 cm)

Erodium cicutarium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 20 May 2018.

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Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

3/20/2012 · NJ
≈ 7 × 4½" (17 × 11 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

3/20/2012 · NJ
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm)

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

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

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

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

Erodium cicutarium (Storksbill, Filaree, Redstem, Redstem Stork’s Bill)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd., Joshua Tree National Park, CA
≈ 4½ × 6" (12 × 14 cm)

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