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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Torilis helvetica   FAMILY Apiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Torilis arvensis ssp. arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH A new subspecies of Torilis arvensis (Jury, 1996)
Torilis arvensis ssp. recta

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-06-001:
Torilis arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spreading Hedge-parsley, Spreading Bur-parsley, Field Hedge-parsley


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image of Torilis helvetica, Spreading Hedge-parsley, Spreading Bur-parsley, Field Hedge-parsley

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_torilis_arvensis_4

June        

Small white flowers in compound umbels on 1-8" peduncles, w 5-9 umbellets, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Torilis helvetica   FAMILY Apiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Torilis arvensis ssp. arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH A new subspecies of Torilis arvensis (Jury, 1996)
Torilis arvensis ssp. recta

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 140-06-001:
Torilis arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3297

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Mediterranean Europe, northern Africa

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Ternately, pinnately or 2-pinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
5-merous
5 petals
5 stamens
Inferior ovary

Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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