Anthriscus caucalis M. Bieb.
bur chervil

Introduction to Vascular Plants


© Jamie Fenneman     (Photo ID #6634)


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Distribution of Anthriscus caucalis
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Species Information

Annual or biennial herb from a taproot; stems branched, glabrous, 40-90 cm tall.
Basal and stem leaves similar, triangular in outline, stalked, reduced upwards, coarse-hairy.
Inflorescence small, on short stalks 2 cm long opposite the upper leaves, in umbrella-like clusters of 3-7 flowers, each with a ring of short, flattened hairs.
Egg-shaped, 4 mm long, covered with short, thick, hooked prickles and an unarmed short stout beak.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


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Habitat and Range

Moist fields, ditches, disturbed sites and waste places in the lowland zone; rare in SW BC, known from SE Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Fraser River delta; introduced from Europe.

SourceThe Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Anthriscus neglecta var. scandix (Scop.) Hyl.
Anthriscus scandicina