The Main Plant entry for Erodiums (Erodium)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Erodiums.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: around 70 F for best germination
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: Erodiums prefer a tall container


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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 22, 2013 10:54 PM

"Erodium is a genus of flowering plants in the botanical family Geraniaceae. The genus includes about 60 species, native to the Mediterranean and western Asia. They are perennials, annuals or subshrubs, with five-petalled flowers in shades of white, pink and purple, that strongly resemble the better-known Geranium (cranesbill). American species are known as filarees or heron's bill, whereas Eurasian ones are usually called storksbills in English.

In cultivation, erodiums are usually seen in rockeries or alpine gardens.

Erodium species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Pasture Day Moth."

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