Geraniaceae Erodium cicutarium
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1. flower, 2. leaves, 3. plant habit showing candle-like seed pods - October 17, 2005 - Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah - ©Nicky Davis
syn. Heron's Bill, Filaree
Non-native, noxious, prostrate plant from the Mediterraneun with generally basal leaves which are finely divided and hairy.
The pink to lavender flowers have 5 separate petals 1/6 to 1/2 inch long.
They have five styles that are fused together forming a column where the seeds grow.
As the seeds mature the column separates into five parts that curl up when dry. The plant blooms from February to November
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