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|Family: Geraniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Erodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Erodium cicutarium (L.) Aiton
Habit: Annual. Stem: decumbent to ascending, 1--5 dm, +- glandular-hairy. Leaf: compound; lower 3--10 cm, blade > petiole, ovate to oblanceolate in outline, sparsely hairy; leaflets 9--13, deeply dissected, ultimate segments 1--2 mm wide. Flower: sepals 3--5 mm, tip bristly; petals +- = sepals, pink to purple, base with veins generally darker. Fruit: body 4--7 mm, pits +- round, glabrous, subtended by 1--2 glabrous ridges; style column 2--5 cm. Chromosomes: 2n=20,36,40,42,54,60.
Ecology: Open, disturbed sites, grassland, scrub; Elevation: < 2000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA; Distribution Outside California: widespread United States; native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Feb--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Carlos Aedo & Carmen Navarro
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Erodium brachycarpum
Next taxon: Erodium cygnorum
Citation for this treatment: Carlos Aedo & Carmen Navarro 2016. Erodium cicutarium, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=25041, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.