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Redstem Filaree
Geraniaceae (Erodium cicutarium)


Biology and Management

Registered Herbicides

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Redstem Filaree Seedling (link to large image)

Redstem Filaree Flowers (link to large image)

Redstem Filaree Seedling Redstem Filaree Flowers

Redstem Filaree Mature Plant (link to large image)

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 Contents Menu for more information on the biology and management, or select Registered Herbicides for the herbicides that are registered to control this weed in mint.