Torilis japonica

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Taxonomy
Kingdom:
Plantae
Phylum:
Magnoliophyta
Class:
Magnoliopsida
Order:
Apiales
Family:
Apiaceae
Genus:
Torilis
Species:
T. japonica
Scientific Name
Torilis japonica
(Houtt.) DC.
Common Names
Japanese hedge-parsley

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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