Japanese hedgeparsley

Apiales > Apiaceae > Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC.

Japanese hedgeparsley 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. Japanese hedgeparsley threatens woodlands and savannas. Spreading hedge parsley (T. arvensis) is very similar and invasive.



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Plant(s); in flower
Dan Tenaglia, Missouriplants.com, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
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Flower(s);
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Foliage;
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Fruit(s);
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Fruit(s);
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Stem(s);
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Diagram or Graphic; Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 626.
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  • Invasive Plants of the Upper Midwest
  • Midwest Invasive Plant Network


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