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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He didn't mention that it was only green for a few weeks--after that the filaree turned brown and couldn't sustain the cattle.
In a four-year study an increase in wheat seed rate from 50 to 300 kg ha-1 reduced redstem filaree (Erodium cicutarium (L.
There are many good plants that come up, like filaree, mustard, bur clovers and subterranean clovers.
When this endangered moth lays its eggs on the introduced plant, filaree (Erodium spp.
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.
Many native plants can no longer be found and other foreign grasses--such as filaree, Russian thistle, halogetan, and cheat grass--take over.
Also called storksbill, pin grass, filaree, alfilaria, alfillerilla, red-stem filaree.