Hedge Parsley
(Field Hedge Parsley - Spreading Hedge Parsley - Spreading Bur Parsley)
Torilis arvensis
Apiaceae / Umbelliferae (Parsley) Family

Hedge Parsley is an upright, hairy perennial. Its preferred habitat is roadsides, fields and alluvial woods. distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are alternate on the stem, with the lower leaves pinnately or bipinnately compound. The upper leaves are ternately (arranged in threes) compound, and the leaflets are linear to lance-like and toothed. The leaf stalks sheath the stem.

Flowers are terminal or lateral compound umbels. Each flower is bisexual in nature and symmetrical in form. There are five to nine white petals. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is an elliptical schizocarp.

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