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Texas Stork's Bill
Scientific Name: Erodium texanum Gray
Synonym:
Family: Geraniaceae
Texas Stork's Bill (Erodium  texanum)
Erodium texanum, photo by Clarence A. Rechenthin. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Texas State Office.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: From the Mojave Desert in the west, to Oklahoma (AZ, CA, MO, NM, NV, OK, SC, TX, UT), northern Mexico, in sandy or gravelly places, up to 3500 feet elevation (1000 m)

Growth Habits: Low growing annual or biennial, up to 2 feet (60 cm); scalloped and pinnately tri-lobed leaves with a large middle lobe

Watering Needs: Low to moderate water

Propagation:


The genus name Erodium comes from the Greek for "heron," due to the form of the fruit.

Blooming Habits:
The Erodium texanum bears 5-petaled magenta flowers, up to 1.2 inches across (3 cm), opening late in the day and closing in the morning, in late winter and early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
The fruits (stork's-bill) are long, slender, and beak-like.


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