Calflora
Taxon  Report   3448    
Erodium cicutarium  (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Coastal heron's bill,  Red stemmed filaree, Redstem stork's bill
Erodium cicutarium
© 2009 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Erodium cicutarium
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Family: GERANIACEAE  
Genus: Erodium
Communities: agricultural weed

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Erodium cicutarium ssp. cicutarium
ICPN: Erodium cicutarium ssp. jacquinianum
More information about  Erodium cicutarium
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ERCI6)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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