Redstem Filaree, Common stork's-bill, Hemlock geranium,
Hebrew: מקור-חסידה גזור, Arabic: الرقمة الشوكرانية
|| ||Erodium cicutarium (L.) L’Hér.|
|| ||Redstem Filaree, Common stork's-bill, Hemlock geranium|
|| ||מקור-חסידה גזור|
|| ||الرقمة الشوكرانية |
|| ||Geraniaceae, גרניים|
|| || Therophyte, annual|
|| ||Usually caulescent, stalks 10-50 cm high; originating in the axils of the leaves; growing from a central taproot; stems reddish, leafy and hairy|
|| ||Alternate, dissected twice or more, fern-like, hairy, most of the leaflets divided more than half-way to the midrib; seedlings have 3-lobed cotyledons|
|| ||Borne on hairy stalks in umbrella-shaped clusters of 2-12 flowers|
|| ||Bracts brownish; sepals, somewhat pointed and hairy; 5 pink petals|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Each seed is tipped with an elongated tail, which coils spirally at maturity, assisting the pointed seed in penetrating the soil; beak 10-70mm|
|| || February, March, April, May|
|| || Batha, Phrygana|
|| ||Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts|
|| || Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Erodium, Greek erodios, a heron; the carpels of these plants resemble the head and beak of a heron.
cicutarium, cicuta, hemlock, poison from the hemlock; arius, connected to or possessed by; pertaining to hemlock.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- The standard author abbreviation L’Hér. is used to indicate Charles Louis L'Héritier de Brutelle (1746 – 1800), a French botanist and magistrate.