This popped up in an area that we've been converting to native meadow. I've never seen it before. We are in NY State near the beach.enter image description here

  • can you do a closer picture, or are you @That Idiot Jun 4, 2019 at 5:11

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Looks like Storksbill (Erodium cicutarium), a member of the Geranium family. Low-growing, likes sandy soils, found in New York.

Here's a photo: https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/ee218e16ce234c1dae7ea0a877f50dd3/storksbill-fc845f.jpg

and another: enter image description here

  • This looks like it. But the one in my photo must have some odd conditions to grow stretched out like that.
    – That Idiot
    Jun 4, 2019 at 11:47
  • @That Idiot - To me, the plant in the original post looks quite stressed; since the OP mentions that the meadow is near the beach, it's possible that the plant is experiencing water stress due to the (presumably) sandy soil. It could also be in too shady an area for its normal light requirements.
    – Jurp
    Jun 26, 2019 at 3:10

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