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Common Storksbill (Erodium cicutarium)

Plants with white flowers
Burnet RoseCommon Scurvy Grass
Danish Scurvy GrassPrickly Saltwort
Rock SamphireSea Aster
Sea Mouse-earSea Campion
Sea CarrotSea Kale
Sea RocketDewberry
White RockroseWood Sage
Plants with yellow flowers
Common Rock RoseHoary Rock Rose
Golden SamphireYellow Horned Poppy
Field FleawortSea purslane
Plants with red or pink flowers
Beach RoseGreater Sea Spurrey
Red Valerian
Common Storksbill
Sand SpurreySea Bindweed
Sea PinkHounds Tongue
Common CentaurySpear-leaved Orache
Tree Mallow
Plants with blue or purple flowers
Common Sea LavenderRock Sea Lavender
Vernal SquillSea Holly
Sheep's Bit
Plants with green or brown flowers
Sea BeetSea Spurge
Alexanders
Grasses & Shrubs
Marram GrassLyme Grass
Sea Buckthorn
Common Storksbill

The Common Storksbill is a common plant of dune slacks and dry grassy places around the coasts of Wales. The 5-petalled pink flowers can be seen from April to August. Often seen prostrate on grass or dunes, but can reach about a foot in height. Leaves are often covered in sticky hairs to which sand adheres.