Taxon  Report   3448 
Erodium cicutarium  (L.) L'H-r.
Coastal heron's bill,  Red stemmed filaree, Redstem stork's bill
Erodium cicutarium
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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Erodium cicutarium
© 2008 Steve Matson
Erodium cicutarium
© 2004 Steve Matson
Erodium cicutarium, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Erodium cicutarium
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Erodium
agricultural weed
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Erodium cicutarium
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UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 27, 2016).

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