Redstem Filaree

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Redstem Filaree

Erodium cicutarium

Redstem filaree

Colorado List C - Control recommended in Jeffco

General

  • Annual to biennial forb
  • Introduced from Europe and Africa
  • Geranium family (Geraniaceae)

Common Names

  • Stork's bill

Habitat

  • Found in gardens, turf, cropland rangelands, pastures, open areas, roadsides and disturbed areas


Plant


Vegetation

  • Covered with soft hairs
  • Leaves about 6 inches wide and up to 8 inches long
  • Mature plants up to 6 feet tall
  • Unpleasant smell

Roots

  • Branched taproot

Flower

  • Season: Mar-April
  • Purple to pink
  • Clusters of two or more

Seed

  • 2,000 -10,000 seeds per plant. Remain dormant for 2 years or more
  • Germinates in spring
  • Fruit with corkscrew shaped tail

Seedling

  • Rosette

Reproduction

  • Seed


Control


Biological

  • None

Chemical

  • info sheet coming soon

Cultural

  • Prevention - maintain health of site
  • Removal - bag and dispose of plants if seeds have started to develop

Mechanical

  • Burning - N/A
  • Grazing - N/A - 
  • Mowing - N/A


Use all chemicals according to the manufacturer's label. No specific recommendation or endorsement is made or implied by listing methods or products.

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