Oval Heron’s Bill (Erodium malacoides)

Annual/Biennial
E. aragonense. E. subtrilobum.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Oval Heron's Bill
Erodium malacoides
Geraniaceae

A green dye can be obtained from the whole plant. It does not require a mordant[168].

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked[61, 171].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in situ as soon as the seed is ripe in the late summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring[1]. It usually germinates readily[200].
Prefers a sunny well-drained position and a limy soil or at least one that is not acid[1]. A polymorphic species[1].
Europe – Mediterranean.

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