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IPM1007, Revised November 2009

Practical Weed Science for the Field Scout: Corn and Soybean

Filaree, redstem (Erodium cicutarium)

Winter annual broadleaf

Filaree, redstemFilaree, redstem
Filaree, redstemA winter annual weed that has showy pink to purple flowers and ranges from 4 to 20 inches in height. Cotyledons and first true leaves are deeply lobed and occur on long, hairy petioles. Plants first develop as a basal rosette. Rosette leaves occur on petioles and are divided into three to nine individual leaflets that are arranged oppositely from one another. Individual leaflets are deeply lobed and do not have petioles. Flowers occur in clusters on long flower stalks. Individual flowers are about 1/2 inch wide and consist of five pink to purple petals. The fruit resembles a bird's beak and is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch long.

 

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