Erodium Cicutarium, Common Stalk's-Bill



Common name:
Common stalk's-bill
Scientific name:
Erodium cicutarium
Main flower color:
Range:
Most of Wales and England, and coastal regions of Scotland
Height:
Up to 30 cm
Habitat:
Fields, grassland, waste ground, dunes and coastal cliffs
Flowers:
Five pale pink petals (sometimes nearly white), often unequally sized, ten stamens, five of which are topped by purple anthers, and a hairy calyx divided into narrow lobes with light-coloured margins. Flowers form in loose clusters of up to seven
Leaves:
Hairy, often glandular; pinnately divided up to three times into short, pointed segments
Season:
May to August
Rarity:
★★★★