Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Erodium botrys (Broadleaf Filaree, Longbeak Stork's Bill) - Non-Native

4/9/05 Gabrielino Trail (JPL to Oakwilde), Lower Arroyo Seco,
San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, CA

 5/7/05 Pentachaeta Trail, Triunfo Creek Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Westlake Village,
Los Angeles County, CA

4/17/05 Vernal Pool3 trailhead, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve,
Murrieta, SW Riverside County, CA

3/11/01 Charmlee Wilderness Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, 
Los Angeles County, CA


COMMON NAME: Broadleaf 
Filagree, Longbeak Storksbill

SPECIES: Erodium botrys

FAMILY: Geraniaceae (Geranium Family)


LOCATION: Charmlee Wilderness Park, Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, Los Angeles County, CA

NOTES: Late, heavy winter rains this year. Cold and overcast on 3/11/2001. Abundant on sandy trail through meadow heading towards coast.


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):


Stem prostrate to ascending, 1–9 dm, short-hairy

Leaves lobed to dissected; lobes ± 8–10 mm wide; lower leaves 3–15 cm; blade ± = petiole, ovate to oblong in outline, glabrous to sparsely puberulent, veins short-appressed-hairy

Flower: sepals 10–13 mm, tip bristly; petals slightly > sepals, lavender

Fruit: body 8–11 mm, pit ± round, deep, glabrous, generally subtended by 2 furrows; style column 5–12 cm

Ecology: Dry, open or disturbed sites

Elevation: < 1000 m.  

Bioregional distribution: California Floristic Province 

Distribution outside California: native to s Europe

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