Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Erodium cicutarium
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Geraniaceae -- The Geranium Family Bibliography
      Erodium cicutarium

Common name(s): filaree, storksbill, alfilaria, pin clover
General Information
DistributionNative to the Mediterranean region, now widely naturalized.In the Hawaiian Islands, naturalized on Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Hawai`i.

Annual herbs; stems decumbent, slender, 1-5 dm long, strigillose and glandular pubescent.
Leaves pinnately compound, 3-10 cm long, leaflets pinnatifid, stipules lanceolate.
Peduncles 50-150 mm long, pedicels 8-18 mm long; sepals 2-6 mm long, apex mucronate, with 1-2 white bristles; petals rose lavender, 5-7 mm long; stylar column 2-5 cm long. Carpel bodies 4-5 mm long, stiffly pubescent, the apical portion glabrous.
Seed dull brown, ellipsoid, 2-3 mm long.
2n = 20, 30-40, 42, 48, 54