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Geraniaceae

Geraniaceae Juss. - Geranium Family

1. Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér.

(Erodium albidum, Erodium allotrichum, Erodium alsiniflorum, Erodium ambiguum, Erodium arenarium, Erodium atomarium, Erodium boraeanum, Erodium carneum, Erodium chaerophyllum, Erodium cicutifolium, Erodium commixtum, Erodium danicum, Erodium dissectum, Erodium filicinum, Erodium glutinosum, Erodium himalayanum, Erodium hirsutum, Erodium immaculatum, Erodium maculatum, Erodium melanostigma, Erodium millefolium, Erodium minutiflorum, Erodium moranense, Erodium pallidiflorum, Erodium parviflorum, Erodium petroselinum, Erodium pilosum, Erodium pimpinellifolium, Erodium praetermissum, Erodium sabulicolum, Erodium subalbidum, Erodium tenuisectum, Erodium triviale, Erodium verbenifolium, Geranium arenicolum, Geranium chaerophyllum, Geranium cicutarium, Geranium pentandrum, Geranium petroselinum, Geranium pimpinellifolium)

Common names: redstem filaree, redstem stork's bill, common stork's-bill, pinweed

Extract from Wikipedia article: Erodium cicutarium, also known as redstem filaree, redstem stork's bill, common stork's-bill or pinweed, is a herbaceous annual – or in warm climates, biennial – member of the family Geraniaceae of flowering plants. It is native to the Mediterranean Basin and was introduced to North America in the eighteenth century, where it has since become invasive, particularly of the deserts and arid grasslands of the southwestern United States.

LinkRedstem filaree (redstem stork's bill, Erodium cicutarium) growing near Ziziphus bushes near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
LinkFlower of redstem filaree (redstem stork's bill, Erodium cicutarium) growing near Ziziphus bushes near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
LinkRedstem filaree (redstem stork's bill, Erodium cicutarium) on white background near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016

2. Erodium glaucophyllum (L.) L

(Erodium glabrum)

Common names: Kersh, Ibrat al rahib, Kebaisha

LinkRosette of drying leaves of storkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum?) in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkFlower of storkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on a roadside near Zubara. Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkFlower and fruits of storkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on a roadside near Zubara. Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkStorkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) from a roadside near Zubara. Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkPlant of storkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on roadside in Dukhan. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkStorkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on roadside of Al Shamal Road. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkBlooming plant of storkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on roadside in Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkFlower of storkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
LinkStorkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) on a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
LinkStorkbill (Erodium glaucophyllum) with fruits near a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016

3. Erodium laciniatum (Cav.) Willd.

(Erodium affine, Erodium hesperium, Erodium involucratum, Erodium nervulosum, Erodium pyramidatum, Erodium soluntinum, Erodium strigosum, Erodium subintegrifolium, Erodium triangulare)

Common names: Cutleaf Heron's-bill, Cut-leaved cranesbill, Geranium laciniatum, qarnawah, ibrat al rahib

My notes: Some of plants may be E. oxyrrhynchum or E. neuradifolium.

LinkCut-leaved Storkbill (Erodium laciniatum, Hanbaz, qarnwah) in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, February 13, 2010
LinkCutleaf Heron's-bill (Erodium laciniatum) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms (Thaghab Al Majda). Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkFlowers and seeds of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms (Thaghab Al Majda). Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkFlowers and seeds of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Thaghab Al Majda. North-western Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkCut-leaved Storkbill (Erodium laciniatum, Hanbaz, qarnwah) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkCutleaf Heron's-bill (Erodium laciniatum) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, January 31, 2015
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum) in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum) with flowers and fruits in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on the periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum) in roadside depression of Dukhan Highway. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkRosette of leaves of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkBlooming Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkCutleaf heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum)(?) with flowers on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkFruits of cutleaf heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum)(?) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkCutleaf heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum)(?) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkBlooming Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) with flowers in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkRosette of leaves of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkFlowers of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkRosette of leaves of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on sand in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkLeaves of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkFlowers and leaves of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkBack lit flowers of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkFlowers of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on white background in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkBlooming plant of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkLeaf of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkPlant of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkSmall plant of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) growing near Ziziphus bushes near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
LinkSeeds of cutleaf heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkFlowers of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSmall plant of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkBlooming Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) with seeds on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) with flowers on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSeeds of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkClose up of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in a runnel north from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in a silty depression near a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkPlant of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in a silty depression near a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkFlowers of Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkBlooming Cutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016
LinkCutleaf Heron's bill (Erodium laciniatum, Geranium laciniatum, local names qarnawah, ibrat al rahib) on roadside of a road from Khawzan to Al-Jumayliyah. Qatar, April 9, 2016

4. Erodium oxyrrhynchum oxyrrhynchum

(Erodium botrys, Erodium guttatum, Erodium hohenackeri, Erodium obtusilobum)

Common names: ibrat al rahib

My notes: It may be Erodium laciniatum.

LinkFruits of Heron's bill (Erodium oxyrrhynchum) near Ras Laffan. Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkLeaf of Heron's bill (Erodium oxyrrhynchum) near Ras Laffan. Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkSeeds of Heron's bill (Erodium oxyrrhynchum) near Ras Laffan. Qatar, March 7, 2014

5. Geranium mascatense Boiss.

Common names: black-eyed geranium

LinkBlack-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) growing under Ziziphus nummularia bushes on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlack-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) growing near Ziziphus nummularia bushes on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkFlower of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBack lit flower of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkFlower and seeds of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlack-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) with shoots of Ziziphus nummularia on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlooming black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlack-eyed geranium with seeds (Geranium mascatense) growing near Ziziphus nummularia bushes on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlooming black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) growing near Ziziphus nummularia bushes in a depression near a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkBlack-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) growing under Ziziphus nummularia bushes in a runnel near a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
LinkSeedlings of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense)(?) under Ziziphus bush on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkSeedlings of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense)(?) under bushes of Ziziphus on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkSeedling of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense)(?) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 13, 2016
LinkSeedlings of black-eyed geranium (Geranium mascatense) growing under protection of Ziziphus bushes in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016

6. Monsonia heliotropioides (Cav.) Boiss.

(Monsonia asiatica, Monsonia densiflora, Monsonia hispida, Monsonia mallica)

Common names: Dahma, Qerienwa, Qarno, Jrnah

LinkPurple flower of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkMonsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) on a roadside of Rawdat Rashed Road in Umm Al Zubar West. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkBeaked fruits and a flower of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) on a roadside of Rawdat Rashed Road in Umm Al Zubar West. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkClose up of a flower of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) on a roadside of Rawdat Rashed Road in Umm Al Zubar West. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkClose up of fruits and flowers of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) on a roadside of Rawdat Rashed Road in Umm Al Zubar West. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkPink flowers of Monsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) on a roadside of Rawdat Rashed Road in Umm Al Zubar West. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkMonsonia heliotropioides (geranium family) with fruits on a roadside of Rawdat Rashed Road in Umm Al Zubar West. Qatar, December 11, 2015

7. Monsonia nivea (Decne.) Decne. ex Webb

(Erodium bonacellii, Erodium glaucophyllum, Erodium niveum, Monsonia commixta, Monsonia heliotropioides)

Common names: dahma, Erodium neveum, Stork's bill

LinkLeaves of stork bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkStork bill with seeds (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkStork bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkStork bill with a flower (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkRosette of leaves of stork bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) on sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkStork's bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkStork bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkBlooming stork's bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkStork's bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) with a flower in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkClose up of blooming stork's bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkStork's bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) in sand near limestone cliffs in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkStork's bill (Monsonia nivea, Erodium neveum) with seeds near a road to Harrarah (Al Kharrarah). Southern Qatar, April 23, 2016

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