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Erodium hirtum is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.
S. Europe to W. Asia.
Prefers a sunny well-drained position and a limy soil or at least one that is not acid[
]. No further details are given.
A green dye can be obtained from the whole plant. It does not require a mordant[
Seed - sow in situ as soon as the seed is ripe in the late summer. The seed can also be sown in situ in late spring[
]. It usually germinates readily[
Division in spring[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.