Erodium cicutarium
(Redstem Filaree or Stork's Bill)
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