Plants of the Castlemaine District

Short Heron's-bill - introduced (*Erodium cicutarium)

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Other names: Short Stork's-bill.

Family: Geraniaceae (Geranium family).

Native to the Mediterranean region.

Occurrence: Widespread.

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.


Photo: Dried specimen from Baringhup.