Redstem Filaree

Scientific Name -
Erodium cicutarium ( L.) L'Her. ex Ait.
Family - Geraniaceae

Prostrate to semi-erect winter annual with numerous branches that radiate from the crown. Leaves hairy, dissected into numerous segments, opposite on upper portion of stem, alternate below. Flowers pinkish-purple, in clusters of six to nine on long stalks. Fruit a five-parted capsule that forms a characteristic "stork's bill" up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. Reproduces by seed. Found in most of the United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. Also occurs in Canada, Greenland, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.