Erodium gruinum

Long-beaked crane's bill, Herb Smith                                                Μη διαθέσιμη

Geraniaceae - geranium family)                                                                        Dicot.


The long-beaked cane's-bill, Erodium gruinum, is endemic to the eastern Mediterranean, it is a flower of springtime, and is surprisingly delicate for a flower growing in such a hot climate. The fine, translucent, bluish-purple petals quickly wither and fall off as the fruit body begins to develop; this becomes long narrow and resembling the long beak of a heron or crane; it grows vertically at an angle to the stem, making the plant easily recognisable.

2-3 cm, 15-25 cm                                                                                        JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Erodium from erodios - (ερωδιός) - heron

Gruinum from Latin for crane - gruis

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