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Stork's bill - Erodium cicutarium

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems ascending to prostrate, 5–60 cm. Herbage villous to hirsute, sometimes glandular above. Leaves basal and opposite on the stem; blades odd-pinnate, 1–10 cm long; leaflets lanceolate to ovate, deeply serrate. Inflorescence an axillary, minutely-bracteate umbel with 2 to 5 flowers, Flowers long-pedicellate; sepals ovate, strigose, awn-tipped, 3–6 mm long; petals pink to rose, 3–7 mm long; stamens 5. Capsule 4–6 mm long with an elongate style column 2–3 cm long at maturity separating into 5 carpels; styles becoming twisted (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of temperate N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 1

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Habitat
Disturbed soil of grasslands, roadsides, lawns, fields, streambanks; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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