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Erodium cicutarium

Filaree, Storks-bill, Herons-bill, alfilerillo

Erodium cicutarium
Erodium cicutarium
Erodium cicutarium

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: bajadas, valleys, yards, disturbed areas
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: pinnately bipinnatifid
leaf shape3: ovate
leaf surface3: glandular and hairy
leaf margin3: pinnatifid leaflets
Flower color2: pink or magenta
Flowering period2: Feb. to Jul.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Geraniaceae (geranium family)
Status: introduced,widespread,abundant
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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