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Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Bernh.

Family - Apiaceae

Common Name - Cow Parsley

 

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Description

The leaves and stems are covered in soft downy hairs. It grows up to 1 m tall when flowering. The stem is unspotted. The inflourescence has 4 to 10 main branches known as rays. Each ray is then branched again with flowers on the end of these branches.

Habitats
Grassland
Hedgerows
Meadow
Roadsides
Scrub
Wasteland
Anthriscus sylvestris
© Quentin GroomFlowers of Anthriscus sylvestris
© Richard Milne
Description of Genus

Annual or biennial herbs. Leaves bipinnate or tripinnate. Flowers in compound umbels, coloured white. Usually no bracts.

Habitat Notes

Overgrown meadows, hedgerows, open woodland and waste places.

Life History
Biennial
UK distribution

Widespread (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during April, May and June.

Fruit

The fruit is a schizocarp.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Wiesen-Kerbel
Sweden
hundkäx
USA
Wild Chervil
Finland
koiranputki
Poland
Trybula lesna

Worldwide distribution

Northern-Europe
North-America
Mediterranean

Chromosome Number (2N)

16

Latin Synonyms


Chaerophyllum sylvestre

Other British Names


Keck
Wild Parsley