Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér.
  • in Ait. Hort. Kew. ii. 414 (1789).
  • Common stork’s-bill


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000676799. Accessed on: 30 Jan 2023'

General Information

Annuals 10-15(-40) cm tall. Stems numerous, erect to decumbent. Stipules triangular-lanceolate, 2-6 mm. Leaves opposite or alternate; leaf blade triangular-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 5-18 cm, pinnately divided to pinnately cleft, 5-12-lobed with basal ones more deeply incised, both surfaces appressed pilose. Pseudoumbels conspicuously longer than leaves, with (2 or)3-10 hermaphrodite flowers; peduncle with glandular and nonglandular trichomes. Pedicel 0.8-1.7 cm. Sepals ovate, 3-6 mm, glandular and hirsute, apex acute. Petals uniformly purple or 2 with a basal black spot, obovate, 5-12 mm. Mericarp 3-7 mm, with apical pit, with or without ridges or furrows; awn not plumose. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct. 2n = 20, 36, 40, 48, 54.

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    Annual 4-40 cm, erect or straggling, pubescent-glandular or eglandular. Leaves 20-50 x 8-27 mm, pinnatisect, pubescent-glandular; segments pinnati-partite-sect into small acute lobes. Stipules broad lanceolate-ovate, sometimes connate, 2.5-5 mm long, ciliate, pubescent, scarious. Peduncles 1.5-6.5 cm long, 2-8-flowered, reflexed in fruit, patent-glandular. Bracts connate, ovate, acute, ciliate. Sepals 3-4 mm long, up to 6 mm in fruit, ovate-lanceolate, glandular-pubescent, apiculate, margin membranous. Petals scarcely exceeding sepals, obovate, reddish-purple, cuneate, claw ciliate, apex 1-2-setose. Filaments (of functional stamens) ± 2.5 mm long, base dilated, sparsely pubescent; staminodes shorter, lanceolate, glabrous. Beak 2.5-3.5 mm long, appressed pubescent. Mericarps 5.5 mm long, with bristle-like suberect yellow hairs, faintly furrowed below the pits.

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    Winter-annual or biennial; stems at first anthesis very short, with the lvs mostly basal, later diffusely branched, to 4 dm; lvs elongate-oblanceolate, the principal ones pinnately compound with several sessile, ovate or oblong, deeply and irregularly cleft pinnae each 1–2.5 cm; infls long-peduncled, 2–8-fld, the pedicels 1–2 mm; sep 5–7 mm, mucronate or shortly awned; pet off- pink, 5–8 mm; anther-bearing filaments without teeth; fr 2–4 cm; 2n mostly = 40 in ours. Native of the Mediterranean region, now established as a common weed throughout most of the U.S. Apr.–Sept.

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    Morphology

    Tallo: indumento tricoma(s) hirsuto(s) eglanduloso(s) y glanduloso(s). Hoja: forma pinatisecta(s) con 7 a(s) 15 foliolo(s). Inflorescencia: bractea(s) de la inflorescencia(s) conato(s); indumento de las bractea(s) glabrescente(s); umbela(s) compuesta(s) por 2 a(s) 12 flor(es). Flor: sépala(s) 3.0 a(s) 7.0 mm de largo; pétala(s) 2.5 a(s) 8.0 mm de largo; color de las pétala(s) rosado a(s) lila. Fruto: dimensiones del mericarpo(s) 5 a(s) 6 mm de largo y 1 a(s) 1.5 mm de ancho; fóvea eglandulosa(s); sulco(s) abajo de las fóvea presente(s) y eglanduloso(s); dimensiones del rostro 2.5 a(s) 4 cm de largo; indumento del rostro tricoma(s) pequeño(s) eglanduloso(s) junto con cerda(s) larga(s) no plumosa(s).

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    Caule: indumento tricoma(s) hirsuto(s) eglanduloso(s) e glanduloso(s). Folha: forma pinatissecta(s) com 7 a(s) 15 folíolo(s). Inflorescência: bráctea(s) da inflorescência(s) conato(s); indumento das bráctea(s) glabrescente(s); umbela(s) composta(s) por 2 a(s) 12 flor(es). Flor: sépala(s) 3.0 a(s) 7.0 mm de compr.; pétala(s) 2.5 a(s) 8.0 mm de compr.; cor das pétala(s) rosado a(s) lilás. Fruto: tamanho do mericarpo(s) 5 a(s) 6 mm de compr. e 1 a(s) 1.5 mm de larg.; fóvea eglandulosa(s); sulco(s) abaixo das fóvea presente(s) e eglanduloso(s); tamanho do rostro 2.5 a(s) 4 cm de compr.; indumento do rostro tricoma(s) pequeno(s) eglanduloso(s) junto com cerda(s) longa(s) não plumosa(s).

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    Stem: indumentum trichome hirsute eglandulate and glandulose. Leaf: form pinnatisect with 7 to 15 leaflet. Inflorescence: bract(s) of the inflorescence connate; indumentum of the bract(s) glabrescent; umbel compound by 2 to 12 flower. Flower: sepal 3.0 to 7.0 mm of the long; petal 2.5 to 8.0 mm of the long; colour of the petal pinkish to lilac. Fruit: size of the mericarp 5 to 6 mm of the long and 1 to 1.5 mm of the wide; fovea eglandulate; groove below of the fovea present and eglandulate; size of the rostrum 2.5 to 4 cm of the long; indumentum of the rostrum trichome minute eglandulate together with bristle long non plumose.

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    Stängel 4–40 cm, niederliegend oder aufsteigend, verzweigt, behaart. Blätter kurz behaart, oft auch drüsig. Teilblätter bis fast zum Mittelnerv geteilt, mit spitzen Zipfeln. Blütenstände doldig, 2–8blütig, lang gestielt. Kronblätter rosa, 5–9 mm

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    Ecology

    4–9. Äcker, Weinberge, Wegränder, in warmen Lagen, kollin-montan(-subalpin). CH.

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    Distribution Map

     
    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Synonyms

    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Common stork’s-billEnglishIE
    CreagachIrishIE

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Hemlock storksbillEnglishIE
    Bec de grue communFrenchCH
    Crow’s toeEnglishIE
    Becco di gru comuneItalianCH
    Furtgetta cuminaRaeto-RomanceCH
    Gemeiner ReiherschnabelGermanCH

     Information From

    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    https://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br
    The Brazilian Flora Group (2018): Brazilian Flora 2020. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2175-7860201869402 Dataset/Checklist: https://ckan.jbrj.gov.br/dataset/thebrazilfloragroup_feb2018
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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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