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Erodium cicutarium, Erodium jacquinianum.

Botanical name:

Erodium cicutarium L'Herit. Geraniaceae. Pin Grass. Storksbill. Wild Musk.

Europe and introduced into America. This plant, when young, is gathered and cooked, or eaten raw by the Blackfeet, Shoshone and Digger Indians. Fremont saw it thus used, and R. Brown says it is the pin grass of the Californians of which the stem is edible.

Erodium jacquinianum Fisch.

In Egypt, the tubercles are eaten.


Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.



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