Erodium botrys
longbeak stork's bill

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

Growth Duration: Annual, Biennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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


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.


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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