Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3297

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on 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:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013

 

LEAVES:
Ternately, pinnately or bipinnately compound
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer
White
5-merous
5 petals
5 stamens
Inferior ovary
Flowers in compound umbels

FRUIT:
Summer
Schizocarp of two mericarps

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Apiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Torilis arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Torilis arvensis ssp. arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 140-06-001:
Torilis arvensis   FAMILY Apiaceae

 

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