Erodium cicutarium Fr: Erodium Bec-de-grue
This hairy annual is very variable. It can be erect, sprawing or prostrate, from low to medium height.
Flower. Pinkish-purple, lilac or white, with up to 12 flowers in an umbel. Two petals are much larger than the other three.
Leaves. Pinnate, with no small leaflets between the main leaves.
Habitat. Garrigue, stony and rocky areas, old walls, roadsides, sand dunes, cultivated and waste ground. We found ours in an open wood in April, at 1000 m altitude.
Fruit. Narrow, pointed "beaks", redish and hairy, up to 40 mm long.