Erodium cicutarium
(Redstem Filaree or Stork's Bill)
Family:
Geraniaceae (Geranium)

Redstem Filaree is often the first flower to appear in spring and one of the last to be found in late fall. The slightly asymmetrical flowers have pink-purple petals which fall off easily. The finely divided leaves appear as rosettes before flower stems develop. Fruits have a long beak and are held upright, reflected in the common name Stork's Bill. Redstem Filaree is a weedy species, often found along driveways, trailsides and vacant lots.

Vegetation zone:  Plains, Foothills (3500 - 7500 ft.)
Time of bloom:  March - November
Origin:  Introduced
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers