Common Stork's-bill - Erodium cicutarium
A variable low to medium hairy plant, with a strong smell. Leaves 2-pinnately lobed, or pinnate. Flowers purplish pink 7 to 18 mm, with up to 12 in an umbel, the upper two petals often slightly larger, with a black blotch at the base. Fruits hairy, the beak can be up to 40 mm long.
Disturbed ground and dry grassland
June to September, but has been known to flower in most months.
Annual or biennial
Fairly frequent but local nationally.
Occasional and quite local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 33 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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