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


Torilis japonica is a biennial herb that grows 2-4 ft. (0.6-1.2 m) tall when flowering.
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 are tiny, white, 5-petaled and clustered in small, flat-topped umbels. Flowering occurs from June to September.
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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EDDMapS Distribution

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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


Category: Forbs/Herbs