Erodium telavivense, Tel Aviv Stork's-bill,
מקור-חסידה תל-אביבי

Scientific name:  Erodium telavivense Eig.
Common name:   Tel Aviv Stork's-bill
Hebrew name:  מקור-חסידה תל-אביבי
Plant Family:  Geraniaceae, גרניים

Семейства растений, Plantenfamilie, Famílias botânicas, Bitki familyaları
Location: Poleg Nature Reserve

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Stems:  20-50 cm high; hairy with papillary viscid hairs and shorter glandular hairs
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, pinnate, dentate or serrate, apressed hairy
Inflorescence:  Umbel, peduncles 2-4 flowered
Flowers:  Sepals 6—10 mm long, 5-nerved, much enlarged in fruit terminated by a herbaceous 4—5 mm. long mucro; filaments much broadened at base, all fertile; petals pink, violet, somewhat papilose at base
Fruits / pods:  Schizocarp; carpel 14-17mm long, hairy; beak 8-13 cm long
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Erodium telavivense, Stork's bill,מקור-חסידה תל-אביבי
Location: Poleg Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Erodium, Greek erodios, a heron; the carpels of these plants resemble the head and beak of a heron.
telavivense, Tel Aviv.
  • The standard author abbreviation Eig. is used to indicate Alexander Eig (1894 – 1938), one of the first plant researchers in Israel.

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Location: Poleg Nature Reserve