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Marsh Parsley Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Previously known as:

  • Apium leptophyllum
Description

Marsh parsley, in the Apiaceae (or carrot) family, is a summer annual. It has finely-dissected leaves and forms a branched mound up to 2 feet tall. Flowers are small, white, and tinged pink. Young seedlings strongly resemble wild carrot seedlings and emerge from mid-spring though mid-autumn with multiple generations per year. Plants prefer moist areas, growing well on irrigation ditches and in standing water of production areas. No data are available on herbicide effectiveness.

Marsh parsley is also known by the Latin name Apium leptophyllum.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weed
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cyclospermum
    Species:
    leptophyllum
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to South Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Frequent Standing Water
    Moist
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Flowers are small, white and tinged pink. Young seedlings strongly resemble wild carrot seedlings and emerge from mid-spring through mid-autumn with multiple generations per year.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The plant has finely-dissected leaves and forms a branched mound up to 2 feet tall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Weedy