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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Field Hedge Parsley (Torilis arvensis)

Weedy, freely-branched, taprooted annual to 3 feet tall. The leaves are ovate to lance-ovate in outline, 1 to 3 times pinnate, the lower leaflets usually stalked. The leaflets are linear-lanceolate, coarsely toothed, the central one largest and to 2" long. Umbels are compound, terminal and lateral, on stalks to 8" long. Umbellet stalks usually 5 to 9, ascending or spreading, to about 1" long. The flowers are white. Bloom time June-July. Introduced from Europe and established in much of the U.S.

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