Redstem Filaree is a non-native, annual or biennial plant from Eurasia. Part of the Geranium family, it was introduced to North America in the early 1700’s. Redstem Filaree is a low growing plant with five petal purple flowers. Seeds from the plant are often called “storks bill” as there is a long awn extending from the seed capsule. Usually the plants flower in March and April. One plant can produce 2,000 to 10,000 seeds that are viable for up to two years. For more information on plants, go to