Geraniaceae: Geranium Family — Erodium (Filaree)
Members of the Geranium family have regular flowers, with 5 sepals and petals, and ten stamens. Their leaves are either lobed or compound. The family gets its name from the Greek geranos meaning crane. They are often known as crane’s bills, because of the long “beaks” of the fruits. The two most common members of this family Geranium family are Erodium and Geranium, most of which are imports from Eurasia. Cultivated members are usually Pelargonium.
This page shows the genus Erodium. All its species are pink-flowered, and have similar shaped fruits, resembling a Crane’s Bill or Heron’s Bill.