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Erodium cicutarium bipinnatum - Tourlet.

Common Name
Family Geraniaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Maritime sands[50].
Range W. Europe to N. Africa.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Erodium cicutarium bipinnatum


Erodium cicutarium bipinnatum

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Erodium cicutarium bipinnatum is a ANNUAL/BIENNIAL. It is in flower from June to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees, beetles, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies). The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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Synonyms

E. bipinnatum. Willd.

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Root
Edible Uses:

Root - tuberous[177]. The following report is for E. cicutarium, but is also likely to be true for this sub-species. Young leaves - raw or cooked as a potherb[2, 62, 84, 85, 183]. Tasty and nutritious[207]. The leaves are added to salads, sandwiches, soups etc[9], they can be used in recipes that call for leaves of beet, plantain, sow thistle or amaranth[183].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Dye  Weather forecasting

The following reports are for E. cicutarium, but are also likely to be true for this sub-species. A green dye is obtained from the whole plant. It does not require a mordant[168]. The remnants of the styles are very hygroscopic, they can be used in hygrometers and as weather indicators[46, 61].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of the country. Plants are likely to resist maritime exposure. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a sunny well-drained position and a limy soil or at least one that is not acid[1].

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow in situ as soon as the seed is ripe in the late summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring[1]. Germination usually takes place within 3 weeks[200].

Other Names

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Erodium cicutariumStork's Bill, Redstem stork's billAnnual0.6 0-0  LMHNM322
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Erodium jacquinianum Annual/Biennial0.0 -  LMNDM101
Erodium malacoidesOval Heron's BillAnnual/Biennial0.0 -  LMNDM201
Erodium moschatumMusk StorksbillAnnual/Biennial0.5 5-9  LMNDM211
Erodium stephanianum Annual0.6 -  LMNDM021

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Author

Tourlet.

Botanical References

50

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