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Japanese hedge-parsley
Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC.

Overview

Appearance
Torilis japonica is a biennial herb that grows 2-4 ft. (0.6-1.2 m) tall when flowering.
Foliage
First-year rosettes are low, parsley-like and green into fall. The stem leaves are alternate, fern-like, 2-5 in. (5.1-12.7 cm) long and slightly hairy.
Flowers
Flowers are tiny, white, 5-petaled and clustered in small, flat-topped umbels. Flowering occurs from June to September.
Fruit
The fruit are small, cylindrical and covered with hooked hairs that attach to clothing or fur.
Ecological Threat
Torilis japonica threatens woodlands and savannas. Spreading hedge parsley (Torilis arvensis) is very similar and invasive.

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Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Torilis

Other System Links

Plants: TOJA
Bayer: TOIJA
GRIN: 312176
ITIS: 29895

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs