Plants of the Castlemaine District

Long Heron's-bill - introduced (*Erodium botrys)

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Other names: Big Stork's-bill, Long Stork's-bill

Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium family).

Native to the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: Widespread and very common in pastures and roadsides.

Erodiums differ from other members of the geranium family in that the flowers are radially symmetrical, and the flowers are in groups of more than two. All have the seeds contained in beaks.


Photos 1: Maldon. 2: Leaf rosette. Castlemaine. 3: Lawn weed, growing with clover. Castlemaine. img4a img