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Erodium malacoides (L.) L’Hér., 1789

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Erodium malacoides (L.) L’Hér., 1789
Common names: Mediterranean stork's bill, Soft stork's-bill, Oval heron's bill [En], Bec-de-grue à feuilles de mauve, Erodium fausse mauve [Fr], Malve reigersbek [Nl], Herzblatt-Reiherschnabel [De], Becco di grù malvaceo [It], Alfileres de pastor [Es], Ερωδιός ο μαλακοειδής [Gr], Dön baba [Tu]

Vouni (Βουνί, Vuni), LIMASSOL (Λεμεσός, Leymosun) ● Cyprus

Description: Annual or biennial herb. The young plant grows a number of ruffled green leaves radially outward flat against the ground from a knobby central stem.
The stem may eventually reach half a meter in height with more leaves on long, hairy petioles. It bears small flowers with fuzzy, soft spine-tipped sepals and five lavender to magenta petals. The fruit is green with a glandular body about half a centimetre long and a long, pointed style two to three centimetres in length.

Biology: Flowering from March to July, according the locations.

Habitat: Road sides, rubbles, lawns, rocky and sunny soils.

Distribution: Native to much of Eurasia and North Africa, introduced to America and Australia.

References:
Wikipedia, Erodium malacoides




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