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|Family: Geraniaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Erodium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Erodium cygnorum Nees
Habit: Annual. Stem: decumbent to ascending, 1--3 dm, +- soft-hairy. Leaf: deeply 3--5-divided; lower 4--8 cm; blade < petiole, ovate in outline, lower 2 divisions > 10 mm wide, wedge-shaped. Flower: sepals 5--13 mm, tip glabrous to puberulent; petals +- > sepals, pink, purple, or blue. Fruit: body 5--6 mm, pits +- transversely elliptic, subtended by 1--2 hairy or glabrous ridges; style column 5--6 cm. Chromosomes: 2n=20, 40, 60.
Ecology: Uncommon. Abandoned fields, disturbed sites; Elevation: < 500 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to Australia. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul Note: Last collected in 1925, "in citrus orchard at Corona, CA," suggesting treatment as an historical, agricultural weed might be more appropriate.
eFlora Treatment Author: Carlos Aedo & Carmen Navarro
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Erodium cicutarium
Next taxon: Erodium malacoides
Citation for this treatment: Carlos Aedo & Carmen Navarro 2017. Erodium cygnorum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=25043, accessed on February 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 22, 2017.