Erodium cicutarium agg.
Annuals of well-drained sandy and rocky places, sand dunes, summer-parched grasslands and heaths; they are also found on roadsides, stone walls and railway ballast, and are common wool aliens. Generally lowland, but reaching 420 m on Kirkstone Pass (Westmorland).
There is little evidence of appreciable change in the two species included here (E. cicutarium and E. lebelii) since the 1962 Atlas, though they may be spreading in some inland areas beside salt-treated roads. E. cicutarium occurs throughout range of the aggregate, E. lebelii is mapped separately.
Eurosiberian Southern-temperate element, but widely naturalised so that distribution is now Circumpolar Southern-temperate.
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