Irish wildflowers

Photos: Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Common Storks-bill
Erodium cicutarium
Family: Geraniaceae

Flowering time: May-September. Annual. Native.

Umbels of 3-6 pink flowers, occasionally white. 5 un-lobed petals, often with dark spot at base. Most flowers wider than 10mm. Feathery leaves, deep-lobed nearly to mid-rib. Leaflets deeply pinnate, toothed or lobed. Sub-erect to procumbent, spreading stems. Hairy, sometimes sticky. Very variable. To 50cm.

Frequent in coastal areas, occasionally found inland. Bare sandy ground.

Similar: Sticky Storks-bill, E. lebellii
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