Aldas, C. Navarro, P. Vargas, Ll. Sáez & Aedo
(Hook. & Arn.) Aldas, C. Navarro, P. Vargas, Ll. Sáez & Aedo
Erodium macrophyllum Hook. & Arn.
California macrophylla, commonly known as roundleaf stork's bill, is a species of flowering plant in the geranium family, Geraniaceae. It was formerly placed in the genus Erodium, but was later placed in a monotypic genus of its own named California.
It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it grows in open habitat such as grassland and scrub. It is an annual herb that grows only a few centimeters high, forming a patch of slightly lobed, somewhat kidney-shaped to rounded leaves on long, slender petioles. The inflorescence is an umbel of flowers with petals around a centimeter long and white in color, often tinted pinkish or purplish. The fruit has a fuzzy base and a long, narrow style which may reach 5 cm (2 in) in length.
- Juan José Aldasoro, Carmen Navarro, Pablo Vargas, Llorenç Sáez & Carlos Aedo (2002). "California, a new genus of Geraniaceae endemic to the southwest of North America" (PDF). Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 59 (2): 209–216.
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