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Erodium cicutarium

Bec-de-grue à feuilles de aiguë
Common Stork’s Bill

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white,

pink

Flower size

7-18 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Pinnate

Height

30 cm

Description

A very variable hairy annual.

Stony and rocky places, garrigues, road sides, old walls and sand dunes.

Flowers

The five-petalled flowers are borne in loose clusters. The colour ranges from lilac to purplish-pink.

Leaves

Pinnate row of leaflets on either side of the stem. Leaflets on either side of the stem, serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Achene: seed with a beak (1-4 cm), splits open in a spiral to release seeds.

Edible

Whole plant when young; it has a similar flavour to parsley.

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