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Torilis arvensis is often confused with:
Daucus carota Daucus carota
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Viola arvensis Viola Arvensis
Viola sororia Viola papilionacea
Symphyotrichum pilosum Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pringlei

Torilis arvensis

Description

Common Hedge Parsely is an annual weed in the carrot family with showy white umbel flowers that appear in early to mid-summer.  This plant is found all over Eurasia, has spread to N. America and is found along roadsides, disturbed areas, thickets, and recently logged woodlands.  The plant has a taproot, self-seeds easily and disperses its bristly seeds on animal fur or clothing.    

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Tags:
#weeds#wildlife plant#weedy#feathery leaves#nectar plant#wasps#winter annual weed#thickets#self-seeding#disturbed areas#pollinator plant#annual weed#cool season weed#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#animal dispersed seeds#spring annual weed#bee friendly
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#weeds#wildlife plant#weedy#feathery leaves#nectar plant#wasps#winter annual weed#thickets#self-seeding#disturbed areas#pollinator plant#annual weed#cool season weed#larval host plant#butterfly friendly#animal dispersed seeds#spring annual weed#bee friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Torilis
    Species:
    arvensis
    Family:
    Apiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, East Asia, North Africa
    Distribution:
    AL, AR, CA, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract pollinators, bees, flies, wasps and caterpillars of the butterfly Papilio polyxenes asterius (Black Swallowtail) feed on the leaves.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Weed
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    High
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Pink
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Oblong bur-like seed with straight to curved bristles that attach themselves to animal fur and clothing to aid in dispersal. It starts out rosey-green and matures to brown.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    2"-3" across umbles with about 8 umblets containing 8 1/8" flowers each. Each flower has 5 unequal white petals and 5 stamens. Petals may have a pink or reddish tinge. Blooms happen early to mid-summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Deltoid
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Pinnately or bipinnately compound with trifoliate leaflets. Leaflets are 1-2 inches long and .75 inches wide. Leaves are triangular-shaped fern-like alternate leaves with long slender petioles. Leaves close to the flowers are lanceolate or narrowly ovate. 6" long and 4" wide with short white hairs on the upper surface.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Cross Section:
    Round
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Slender, round, covered in white fine hairs.
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Problems:
    Weedy