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Erodium cicutarium  (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Coastal heron's bill,   Red stemmed filaree,   Redstem stork's bill
Erodium cicutarium is an annual herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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Genus: Erodium
Family: Geraniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: agricultural weed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Erodium cicutarium from other sources

[Wikipedia] Macaronesia, temperate Eurasia and north and northeast Africa na: Erodium cicutarium, also known as common storks bill, redstem filaree, redstem storks bill or pinweed,[citation needed] is a herbaceous annual, or in warm climates, biennial , member of the family Geraniaceae of flowering plants. It is native to Macaronesia, temperate Eurasia and north and northeast Africa, and was introduced to North America in the eighteenth century, where it has since become naturalized, particularly of the deserts and arid grasslands of the southwestern United States. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Cal-IPC] Invasiveness: Erodium cicutarium (redstem filaree) is an aggressive annual/biannual (family Geraniaceae) that is very widespread throughout California and is commonly found along roadsides, grasslands, fields, and semi-desert areas. It often carpets large areas, out-competing native grasses and forbs. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/18/2024).