from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Erodium, particularly the heron's-bill, E. cicutarium (also called hemlock stork's-bill), a low bushy herb with pinnate leaves, a mostly Old World plant, abundantly naturalized in many parts of the United States, perhaps indigenous in the west. See alfilerilla.
  • n. A plant of the related genus Pelargonium, which includes the geraniums, etc., of gardens.


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  • That small mossy circle would be thick with flowers, not one of them more than an inch high and some barely a centimetre – speedwell and forget-me-not, pearlwort and white flax, stork's-bill, cranesbill and valerianella, several minute purple vetches, and, best of all, a tiny pure-white saxifrage with scarlet leaves and stem.

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  • To these may be added the white hemlock stork's-bill (_Erodium cicutarium album_) which grows very abundantly in some parts of my fatherland, and is easily recognizable by its pure green leaves and stems, even when not flowering.

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  • Physostegia virginiana) [3] Pin clover (a.k.a. redstem filaree or common stork's-bill;



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