Erodium botrys

Long Storksbill

Other common names:

Broadleaf filaree.



Widely naturalised in southern and western Australia. Long Storksbill weeds have rosette leave that are dark and glossy. The weed has a pink flower which normally flowers during late winter and spring. The weed has a taproot root system and reproduces by seed.


Susceptible Turf:

Warm-and cool-season turf grass varieties. Found in all states and territories in Australia; largely in VIC, NSW, ACT and WA.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Seed prevention.
  • Mechanical: Mechanical removal of the weed is possible but time consuming.



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