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Sonoran Desert Geraniums

Annual or perennial herbs mostly of damp soil. Better represented in montane habitats.


Erodium cicutarium

Heron's Bill

Erodium texanum

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Widespread and common annual of winter-spring. Pink-lavender flowers with five petals. Conspicuously beaked fruit. Detailed Description.

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This native version of filaree has simple leaves that may be deeply cleft, blooms later in the spring, and is less common in most places. Flowers nearly identical. Conspicuously beaked fruit. Detailed Description.

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