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Erodium chrysanthum

 
Erodium chrysanthum
yellow storksbill
Erodium chrysanthum

Common name yellow storksbill
Family geraniaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z5-9)
Flowers pale yellow (spring-summer)
Size 6"
Light sun
Cultural notes heat- and drought-tolerant

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).

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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