The long storksbill (Erodium botrys) belongs to Geraniaceae (the Geranium family). It is an annual herb that is native to southern Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. It is also naturalized in temperate Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the southern parts of South America. This herb grows in dry, open or disturbed sites, woodlands and grasslands, and it can reach 10-30 cm in height. The stem is prostrate to ascending and short-hairy. The leaves are ovate to oblong, lobed to dissected and glabrous to sparsely puberulent. The flowers are five-petaled and purple-streaked lavender and bloom from spring to fall. The fruit is quite long, its style reaching up to 12 cm in length.