filaree


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filaree

(ˌfɪləˈriː)
n
(Plants) a name given to the genus of plants Erodium, esp those species found in America
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Noun1.filaree - European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight upfilaree - European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
heron's bill, storksbill - any of various plants of the genus Erodium
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When this endangered moth lays its eggs on the introduced plant, filaree (Erodium spp.
Fremont's impressions of the natural history of mid 19th Century California's are especially interesting in that they are usually accompanied by botanical descriptions of the forbs and grasses present including California poppy, wild pea, filaree, wild oats, etc.
Poppies and other wildflowers - including fiddlenecks and filaree, usually the earliest of the valley's native flowers - are blooming at spots along the roads leading to the reserve.
Besides the poppies - which right now have the thickest blooms on south-facing slopes outside the reserve's boundaries - other wildflowers are blooming at the reserve and elsewhere around the valley: pygmy lupines, cream cups, redstem filaree and fiddlenecks.
Many native plants can no longer be found and other foreign grasses--such as filaree, Russian thistle, halogetan, and cheat grass--take over.