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Musk Storks-bill, Erodium moschatum Family: Geraniaceae
Erodium moschatum     *     Musk Stork's-bill


Flowering time: May-July. Annual

Habitat: Mainly coastal on waste ground, roadsides, walls and dunes. Scattered records inland

Similar to Common Storks-bill, but the mauve-pink flowers are un-spotted. Hairy flower-stalks. Leaflets shallower-toothed, stipules blunt. A sticky/hairy plant, sometimes smelling of musk. Height: To 30cm.

Similar: Common Stork's-bill, Erodium circutarium


Musk Storks-bill, Erodium moschatum


Musk Storks-bill, Erodium moschatum


Musk Storks-bill, Erodium moschatum
Musk Storks-bill, Erodium moschatum
Canford Cliffs, Dorset. May 2013

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