*Erodium cicutarium Filaree, Storksbill
ANNUAL. Prostrate, radiating fuzzy red stems have hairy leaves
that are finely dissected into many sharp-pointed segments. Small
(1 cm) purplish-pink 5-petaled flowers bloom in February-April. Long
pointed seedpods split and curl when ripe. One of the earliest spring
wildflowers, common on bare disturbed ground, often in overgrazed areas.
Invasive exotic, native to Europe. E. texanum is native, less
common, with dark green lobed leaves, larger flowers, and longer seedpods.