Grayish-blue-green feathery foliage looks delightful in May. Starting the second half of the month, creamy paper-petaled flowers appear on delicate stilts above the low-growing tuft. Unfortunately it faded out of our garden after a year or two. I later learned that the plants are dioecious; since I had just one plant, I was never going to get seed (and indeed I didn't).
||pale yellow (spring-summer)
||heat- and drought-tolerant
See the comment below for a cautionary remark on the identity of the plant described here.
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Allan Robinson||Mar 20, 2014||Hi, I just came across your article on Erodium chrysanthum. I consider the plant you have shown as E. chrysanthum a hybrid, somewhere related to the Erodium x lindavicum complex.
"Chrysanthum" means golden and I'm afraid the male plant in cultivation is a very pale yellow. Having studied Erodium chrysanthum in Greece over several years, I know what the species should look like. Please go to the Geraniaceae Group's website and view the article "In search of the golden fleece".
Thanks, Allan R|
Thanks for the comment, Allan. I hope to grow the real thing sometime.
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