This is even more common that Long-beaked Filaree (Erodium botrys) though a little less conspicuous because of its smaller size. Despite being an invasive weed, it has pretty pink flowers with ovate, clearly separated pink petals. Stems are slender and generally reddish which by itself allows the species to be differentiated from White-stemmed Filaree (Erodium moschatum) whose flowers can sometimes appear very similar but which has fatter, greenish-white stems. Fruits are similar to those of Long-beaked Filaree but smaller (4–7 cm). Leaves are pinnate with deeply lobed or divided segments.