Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tiny Flowers Leave Spiky Seed Pods

Photo: Diane Edwardson, April 22, 2009. Tiny pinkish-purplish flowers near Adelbert are in bloom all over the Red Car Property. They leave nasty spiky seed pods that get caught between your dogs toes. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

UPDATE May 27, 2009: Thanks to two readers, Philip and Breadteam, who both identified this plant as Common Storksbill, also known as Redstem Filaree (Erodium cicutarium). It is non-native, invasive and similar to the Broadleaf Filaree.

I'd like to extend extra special thanks to Philip, who has identified many plants in the past few months!

If you can help identify any plant highlighted here, please email us: redcarproperty@gmail.com.