- 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.