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Erodium texanum [Geraniaceae]

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Scientific Name Erodium texanum USDA PLANTS Symbol ERTE13
Common Name Texas Stork's Bill ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 29153
Family Geraniaceae (Geranium) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Rocky, sandy or calcareous soils; prairies and open areas.
Plant: Semi-erect to prostrate annual/biennial, branched from base, 6 to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Blades cordate base and ovate in outline with 3 shallow or deep, rounded, crenate lobes, 1-3/8 inches long overall on petioles up to 3-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Umbels with 2 or 3 flowers abut 1 inch across; 5 pink to purple petals and orange stamens.
Bloom Period: Febrary to April.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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Texas Status:
Native

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