E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Aethusa cynapium L.
fool's parsley (fool's cicely; poison parsley)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Robert Flogaus-Faust  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #67135)

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Distribution of Aethusa cynapium
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Fool's parsley is native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa but has been introduced elsewhere (Wikipedia 2012).

This is a poisonous species.

There is a historical report of this species for BC in the Illustrated Flora of British Columbia, which says it was "reported by Scoggan". However, no additional information is available; no specimen at CAN.

Note Author: Frank Lomer, Honorary Research Associate, University of British Columbia Herbarium

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