West Highland Flora

Common Storksbill

Erodium cicutarium agg


Erodium cicutarium

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 Sep 2001 Holy Island, Northumbria)
(leaf on far left not of this species, other leaves are)

Rare in dry coastal turf or bare or cultivated ground.

Flower diameter c 6-14 mm

ID: Flowers and fruits similar to Cranesbills.  Leaf divided like Cranesbills but pinnately rather than palmately, i.e. leaflets placed in opposite pairs along midrib.

Other features: Petals slightly unequal.  Leaves variable but normally divided to midrib into leaflets themselves divided more than halfway but not to base.


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