Erodium cicutarium Fr: Bec-de-grue
The Storksbill is a very variable geranium, known also as Redstem Filaree, PInweed or Common Stork's-Bill. In addition to the wide variations, plants growing on poor soils may be very small. An annual and often, in the South, biennial, native to the Mediterranean basin.
Tall. Low - Med
Flower. Purplish-pink, lilac or white, 7-18 mm, with up to 12 flowers in an umbrel. The upper two petals are often larger, and with a dark basal blotch.
Leaves. Pinnate, without small leaflets between the main ones.
Habitat. Cultivated and waste ground, stony places, garrigue, roadsides, old walls and sand-dunes.
Fruit. Hairy, the beak 10-14 mm long