Sticky Storksbill is a
annual plant of the UK, typically found growing in sand dunes and coastal areas, to a mature height of up to 15cm.
Sticky Storksbill is distinguished from Common Storksbill by: the dense and sticky hairs on its leaves, stalks and sepals; bluish-green hue of its leaves; and its paler petals of lilac, pink or white.
Botanic classification and naming: Sticky Storksbill is a member of the Geranium (Geraniaceae) family. The genus name
'Erodium' identifies the plant as a Storksbill and its species name 'aethiopicum' means 'Ethiopian'.