|Scientific Name||Erodium texanum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||ERTE13|
|Common Name||Texas Stork's Bill||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29153|
|Description||Habitat: Rocky, sandy or calcareous soils; prairies and open areas. |
Plant: Semi-erect to prostrate annual/biennial, branched from base, 6 to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Blades cordate base and ovate in outline with 3 shallow or deep, rounded, crenate lobes, 1-3/8 inches long overall on petioles up to 3-1/2 inches long.
Inflorescence: Umbels with 2 or 3 flowers about 1 inch across; 5 pink to purple petals and orange stamens.
Bloom Period: Febrary to April.
Reference: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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