Erodium botrys
longbeak stork's bill
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Distribution: Currently known in Washington only from Klickitat County; Washington to California, also in Texas and scattered states in the northeastern U.S.

Habitat: Disturbed, open ground.

Flowers: March-May

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Annual; stems 1-9 dm tall, prostrate to ascending, hairy.

Leaves:

Leaves simple, mostly basal, pinnately lobed or dissected, to 15 cm long, petiole approximately same length as blade, glabrous or somewhat puberulent with short appressed hairs on veins; cauline leaves opposite, somewhat smaller, nearly sessile.

Flowers:

Inflorescence umbellate, 2-3 flowered; flowers radially symmetric; sepals 10-13 mm, hairy, bristly tips; petals generally slightly longer than sepals, light purplish pink to pink; stamens 5.

Fruits :

Mericarps 5, 8-11 mm, bristly, sharp-pointed base, not pitted, subtended by up to 4 glabrous ridges, on twisted stylar column segments 5-12 cm.

Accepted Name:
Erodium botrys (Cav.) Bertol.
Publication: Amoen. Ital. 35. 1819.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Erodium botrys in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Erodium botrys checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Erodium botrys atlas page.

CalPhotos: Erodium botrys photos.

USDA Plants: Erodium botrys information.

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