Common stork's-bill

Erodium cicutarium

Importance

Found on sandy soils in south and eastern England.

Common stork's-bill - young1. Three lobed cotyledons with small bristly hairs.
Common stork's-bill2. Divided, long stemmed hairy leaves in procumbent rosettes.

 

Common stork's-bill 33. Peduncles 1-2.5 cm in length. Long narrow seed heads, hence stork's-bill.
Common stork's-bill - mature4. Rose coloured flowers, late spring - middle of summer. Sepels 4-5 mm pointed at the tip.