General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Grass/Grass-like
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: Introduced species that has become an invasive weed in North America.
Fruit: Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Other: Sharp pointed, narrow capsules.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for forage
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Needs specific temperature
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Self
Beetles
Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Preferred depth: Erodiums prefer a tall container
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Red-Stemmed Filaree
  • Crane's Bill
  • Alfilaria
  • Pin Grass
  • Common Storksbill

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Photo: Didier Descouens
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022

Photo: Aiwok
Location: Hamilton Square Perennial Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-02-18
Zone 9b. Young plant and first bloom I've seen of one of our pret
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2011-01-17
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2010-06-02
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2009-03-14
Location: Malibu Creek State Park, California
Date: 2014-02-10
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 22, 2008 7:00 PM
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 22, 2008 7:00 PM
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 22, 2008 7:02 PM
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 22, 2008 7:00 PM
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2012-07-16
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