Flower and seed cases. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers. Photo: Jan Sevcik, Czech Republic

Back of leaf and stem. Photo: Malcolm Storey, Berkshire, England

Flowering plant. Photo: JC Schou, Hobro, Denmark

Common Name

Common Storksbill, Common Heronsbill, Common Crowfoot, Cut-Leaf Erodium




Introduced annual or biennial forb 40cm tall or sprawling to prostrate.  Leaves basal and opposite each other, basal leaves 4-11cm long, 10-30mm wide.  Leaves compound, each leaflet further lobed or toothed, leaflets to 7cm long, surface sticky, hairy.  Flowers pink to white, with 5 petals, in umbels of 2-5, on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves. 

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 431

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