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|Redstem Filaree Seedling
||Redstem Filaree Flowers
||Redstem filaree is a winter annual or
biennial that reproduces by seed. Seeds germinate early spring through late summer.
This plant is spreading or erect generally from a rosette. Stems are 1 inch to 2 feet
long. Leaves are divided into narrow feather-like lobed or toothed segments. Leaves and
stems are hairy and may have a reddish color. Flowers are produced in early spring or
early summer and are purple-pink and generally in clusters of 2 or more. The fruit is five
lobed and long-beaked, with each lobe splitting away at maturity. This weed is native to
Europe or Asia. It is found in many perennial horticultural crops, turfgrass, and
landscapes, wheat and mint. This weed also is known as storksbill.
|Redstem Mature Plant
This section contains information on identification of
the different life stages of Redstem Filaree. Select Biology and Management from the
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Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.