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Erodium gruinum (L.) L'Her., 1789

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Erodium gruinum (L.) L'Her., 1789
Common names: Long-beaked Stork's-bill, Iranian stork's bill, Crane stork's bill, Great stork's bill [En], Bec de grue [Fr], Blauer Reiherschnabel [De], Becco-di-grù orientale [It], Ερωδιός ο γερανιοειδής [Gr], Turnagagası, Dönbaba [Tu]

Akamas (Ακάμας), PAPHOS (Πάφος, Baf) ● Cyprus

Description: Annual flower, with hairy erect stem, 10-70cm high. Flowers large, 35-45mm, violet, with 5 petals. Leaves alternate, compound, lobed, emarginated.
Flowering: February-May

Habitat: phrygana, meadows, hillslopes, stony, grassy and waste places, sandy soils, walls

Distribution: East Mediterranean, from Sicily and Crete to Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Israel.

Etymology: Erodium, from the Greek Ερωδιός [erodios], heron; the carpels of these plants resemble the head and beak of a heron. Gruinum from the latin grus, crane and inus, belonging to or resembling; crane like.


References:
Servais P. & Seba P.
(2008). Tilo Botanica, Flora of Tilos and of the Dodecanese
Blamey M., Grey-Wilson Ch., 2005. Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, Domino Guides, London.
Wild Flowers in Israel
Flowers in Israel





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