Erodium texanum A. Gray
Family: Geraniaceae
Texas stork's bill,  more...
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Duration: Annual Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Winter spring ephemeral, stems reaching 25 cm, but usually shorter and stemless. Herbage with small, coarse white hairs, not glandular. Leaves: Blades 9-21 mm, ovate to heart-shaped or rounded in outline, usually 3-lobed or parted, margins toothed, petioles 10-42 mm. Flowers: Umbels 2-3 flowered, petals pink to purple, readily falling, longer than the sepals; fruiting sepals 5.5-9 mm. Fruits: Beak of fruit 3.2-5 cm long. Ecology: Widespread, mostly at lower elevations on sandy or fine-textured soils, sometimes among rocks from 1,000-5,000 ft (305-1524 m); flowers February-April. Distribution: TX to s UT and se CA Notes: Common as E. cicutarium, but easily distinguishable by the flowers. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Erodium is Greek for heron, which comes from the bill-like fruit, texanum refers to Texas. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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