Redstem Filaree

Redstem Filaree

Erodium circutarium


Alfilaree, Alfilaria, California Filaree, Cranesbill, Cutleaf Filaree, Filaree, Heronsbill, Redstem, Redstem Filaree, Redstem Storksbill, Storksbill

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Winter annual or biennial
Growth Habit: Low growing rosette basal cluster
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Hairs: Hairy petioles
Leaf Structure: Fern-like leaflets
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite that are fully divided. Leaf stalks are often reddish.
Root Type: Large white taproot
Flower Color: Geranium-like five petaled flower at the end of a stalk which vary from pink to purple,


Similar Species

  • Filaree, Broadleaf Erodium botyrs
  • Filaree, Whitestem Erodium moschatum

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Selective control option not available
  • Post Emergence: Metsulfuronmethyl, Dicamba, 2,4-D, Fluroxypyr, Paraquat dichloride

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