Weeds

Filaree, Redstem

Filaree, Redstem
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A winter annual that grows prostrate to semi-erect with numerous branches that radiate from the crown. Leaves are hairy and separated into several segments. The flowers are pinkish-purple and in a cluster of 6 to 9 on a long stalk. The fruit is a 5 part capsule that forms a characteristic “stork’s bill” up to 2” long. The plant reproduces by seed. It is found throughout the United States.