Common Storksbill

Common Storksbill.

Common name

Common Storksbill

Scientific Name

Erodium cicutarium 

Type of plant

Uncategorised

About this weed

The Common Storksbill is part of the Geraniaceae Family and was originally a native of the Mediterranean Region. It may have been introduced with seed crops. Although this species is a weed there are native species of the Genus Erodium in WA. It is easily identified by the 3-4.5 cm beak on ripe fruit.

Description

Common Storksbill is a low decumbent, ascending or erect annual or biennial growing to 0.2 m high. It has pinnately lobed leaves cut to the midvein and bears pink and white flowers during late autumn to spring. The ripe fruit has a long beak.

Impact on Bushland

Not available.

Location

The plant is more a weed of crops and pastures, however it is now quite widely spread along roadsides and in bushland and waste lands across the Eremaean and South-West Province.

Priority for removal

Unknown:

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

May, June, August, September, October

Flower colour/s

Pink, White

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/4333

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Common Storksbill images


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Location

Urban Bushland Council WA Inc

2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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