Erodium acaule (L.) Bech. & Thell. Leylekgagası (in Turkish)

Erodium acaule (L.) Bech. & Thell. - Leylekgagası (in Turkish)

Scientific Description:

Differs from Erodium cicutarium (L.) L’Her. in its stout perennial taproot, acaulescent habit (i.e. the long peduncles arising directly from the caudex, and all leaves basal), and overlapping, very broadly obovate petals c. 2 × sepals.


Flowering time: February−May.

Habitat: In turf, open scrub, waste places, s.l.1100 m.



Davis PH (1967). Erodium acaule (L) Bacherer & Thell, In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 2: 486–487.


Public Description:

Erodium acaule, known as “leylekgagası” in Turkish, is distributed in Mediterranean, Syrian Desert and Anatolia. It is a perennial herb with mauve or pink fowers, up to 40 cm in lenght. It blooms between February and May and is found in turf, open scrub and waste places.



Anonymous (2016). /, Accessed date: 13.02.2016.

Ekim T (2012). Erodium L’Her In: Güner, A., Aslan, S., Ekim, T., Vural, M. & Babaç, M.T. (eds.), Türkiye Bitkileri Listesi (Damarlı Bitkiler). Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanik Bahçesi ve Flora Araştırmaları Derneği Yayını. İstanbul, pp. 515–517.

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